arthritis

noun
ar·​thri·​tis | \ är-ˈthrī-təs How to pronounce arthritis (audio) \
plural arthritides\ -​ˈthri-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce arthritides (audio) \

Definition of arthritis

: inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes also : a specific arthritic condition

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After winning a slalom in Vermont last season, Shiffrin presented her podium flowers and teddy bear to a nine-year-old ski racer from Connecticut, named Gabriella Kolev, who has juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Eric Willemsen, The Seattle Times, "‘Like an angel’: Shiffrin inspired by cancer survivor," 4 Feb. 2019 Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil. Kate Thayer, The Seattle Times, "Move over, jewelry and leggings. Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms," 29 Jan. 2019 Unfortunately, juvenile idiopathic arthritis can progress to rheumatoid arthritis in some cases. Korin Miller, SELF, "Claire Foy on What It Was Like to Have 'Extremely Painful' Juvenile Arthritis," 9 Jan. 2019 This inflammatory arthritis is triggered when a waste product called uric acid crystallizes within the joints, causing excruciating pain and swelling. Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Cherries," 13 June 2018 Real Buttons Touchscreens don’t always work for older people: Drier skin can fail to register, fingerprints fade, and arthritis makes certain gestures more difficult. Ellen Airhart, WIRED, "Bigger, Brighter, Simpler: A Tablet for the Mature User," 27 Mar. 2018 Going back to at least the early 1990s, studies have linked collagen supplementation with reduced symptoms of arthritis. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, "5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking a Collagen Supplement," 12 July 2018 This becomes more intense in people who progressed all the way to Lyme arthritis before they were treated. Rafal Tokarz, Health.com, "The Lyme Disease Complication You Don't Know About—But Should," 31 May 2018 The man was switched to another drug for inflammatory arthritis, called methotrexate. Rachael Rettner, Fox News, "Why did the whites of this man's eyes turn blue?," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of arthritis

1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthritis

Latin, from Greek, from arthron

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arthritis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arthritis

medical : a disease that causes the joints of the body to become swollen and painful

arthritis

noun
ar·​thri·​tis | \ är-ˈthrī-təs How to pronounce arthritis (audio) \

Kids Definition of arthritis

: a condition in which the joints are painful and swollen

arthritis

noun
ar·​thri·​tis | \ är-ˈthrīt-əs How to pronounce arthritis (audio) \
plural arthritides\ -​ˈthrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce arthritides (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthritis

: inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes also : a specific arthritic condition (as gouty arthritis or psoriatic arthritis)

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