osteoarthritis

noun
os·​te·​o·​ar·​thri·​tis | \ ˌä-stē-ō-är-ˈthrī-təs How to pronounce osteoarthritis (audio) \

Definition of osteoarthritis

: a common form of arthritis typically with onset during middle or old age that is characterized by progressive degenerative changes in the cartilage of one or more joints (as of the knees, hips, and hands) accompanied by thickening and overgrowth of adjacent bone and that is marked symptomatically chiefly by stiffness, swelling, pain, deformation of joints, and loss of range of motion abbreviation OA — compare rheumatoid arthritis

Other Words from osteoarthritis

osteoarthritic \ ˌä-​stē-​ō-​är-​ˈthri-​tik How to pronounce osteoarthritis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of osteoarthritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First-line treatment for mild osteoarthritis includes exercise, physical therapy and weight loss if overweight or obese. Forbes, 13 May 2022 The two leading types include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, of which the latter is most common. Forbes, 13 May 2022 At age 47, when she was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis, actress Jennie Garth was in disbelief. Forbes, 13 May 2022 Some patients with knee osteoarthritis continue to have pain after joint-replacement surgery. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2022 In the defense’s sentencing memo, attorney Jason Weiner describes Johnson as being in poor health, suffering from osteoarthritis and other ailments. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2022 In the defense’s sentencing memo, attorney Jason Weiner describes Johnson as being in poor health, suffering from osteoarthritis and other ailments. Fox News, 8 Apr. 2022 The new treatment is made from placental tissue that has been ground into a powder, added to a liquid solution and injected at the source of osteoarthritis. Andy Peters, ajc, 11 Apr. 2022 Unfortunately, there are no medical treatments known to reverse or even slow down the progressive damage of osteoarthritis. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of osteoarthritis

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteoarthritis

New Latin

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“Osteoarthritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteoarthritis. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis

noun
os·​teo·​ar·​thri·​tis | \ ˌäs-tē-ō-är-ˈthrīt-əs How to pronounce osteoarthritis (audio) \
plural osteoarthritides\ -​ˈthrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce osteoarthritis (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteoarthritis

: a common form of arthritis typically with onset during middle or old age that is characterized by progressive degenerative changes in the cartilage of one or more joints (as of the knees, hips, and hands) accompanied by thickening and overgrowth of adjacent bone and that is marked symptomatically chiefly by stiffness, swelling, pain, deformation of joints, and loss of range of motion abbreviation OA

called also degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic arthritis

— compare rheumatoid arthritis

Other Words from osteoarthritis

osteoarthritic \ -​ˈthrit-​ik How to pronounce osteoarthritis (audio) \ adjective
Treatment for hand and finger osteoarthritis has the same goals as treatment for any osteoarthritic joint: pain reduction, mobility maintenance and minimization of disability. — Paul G. Donohue, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News

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