arthritis

noun
ar·​thri·​tis | \är-ˈthrī-təs \
plural arthritides\ -​ˈthri-​tə-​ˌdēz \

Definition of arthritis 

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

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Symptoms include include fever, rash, facial paralysis, and arthritis. Kara Driscoll, ajc, "Lyme disease: 7 questions answered about tick-borne infections," 7 May 2018 What’s more, making nettles a regular part of the diet helps quell allergies and arthritis. Sunset, "Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home," 22 Jan. 2018 If untreated, the infection can spread and cause more serious health problems, including arthritis, heart palpitations and brain inflammation. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire," 9 July 2018 The previous evening, six students had stood before the others in the lodge and described living with their disabilities, including severe arthritis, extreme anxiety and depression leading to suicidal thoughts. Karen De Sa, BostonGlobe.com, "Teens pushed to the brink at ‘leadership’ camps," 18 June 2018 The previous evening, six students had stood before the others in the lodge and described living with their disabilities, including severe arthritis, extreme anxiety and depression leading to suicidal thoughts. San Francisco Chronicle, "A Retreat’s Risky Lessons," 14 June 2018 If not treated, Lyme disease can produce severe arthritis or cause neurological or cardiac problems. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "CDC apologizes for hiding ticks on a poppyseed muffin to warn of Lyme disease threat," 8 May 2018 With advancing age, senescent cells take the wheel, and the human body careens into disease states ranging from cancer and diabetes to arthritis, vision loss and dementia. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells," 10 July 2018 Now that there are 2,500 and arthritis is setting in, Lahey’s staff orders the diplomas months in advance. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "A Visionary Leader, President John Lahey Casts His Final Shadow On Quinnipiac University," 2 July 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 \

Kids Definition of arthritis

: a condition in which the joints are painful and swollen

arthritis

noun
ar·​thri·​tis | \är-ˈthrīt-əs \
plural arthritides\ -​ˈthrit-​ə-​ˌdēz \

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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