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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
AIDS/cancer/asthma/arthritis etc sufferers
▪ a support group for cancer sufferers
rheumatoid arthritis
▪ Gold salts are highly effective in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, most adverse reactions being mild and reversible.
▪ Rim a person with rheumatoid arthritis?
▪ The cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis Needs careful assessment Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the cervical spine, causing several well defined deformities.
▪ People with progressively severe impairments, due to illness such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, must constantly cope with new problems.
▪ Headaches, migraine, insomnia, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis are among the conditions that are susceptible to placebos.
▪ The only other large studies with controls examined hip fractures and rheumatoid arthritis and found odds ratios of 1.5 and 2.1.
▪ With diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, it is less obvious how the placebo effect works.
▪ Good for arthritis sufferers and they say it even stops snoring.
▪ He is looking forward to the new challenge of visiting arthritis sufferers in their own homes.
▪ Cider vinegar is also thought to be beneficial to arthritis sufferers.
▪ And, also, I've got arthritis.
▪ Ask him to get rid of his arthritis?
▪ She's seventy and she only stopped hunting last season because she's got arthritis in her wrist.
▪ In later years she suffered very badly from arthritis.
▪ Or learn that he suffers from hobbling arthritis.
▪ For example, the number of women suffering from arthritis is more than three times that of men.
▪ Jean Parmiter recently spent an afternoon with a Morden group of people suffering from arthritis.
▪ I suffer from chronic arthritis, but as soon as I saw her I felt better.
▪ Kath Manson is eighty five and suffers from severe arthritis.
▪ She suffered from arthritis and was largely confined to her home.
▪ More than 1,000,000 people in Britain suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and a further five million have osteoarthritis.
▪ Bee stings have been known to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.
▪ Despite the increased difficulties, trials have been carried out on the effects of homoeopathy in a chronic condition - rheumatoid arthritis.
▪ Her problem was arthritis and degenerative diseases of the heart.
▪ One of our friends with the same type of arthritis has been helped by an occupational therapist.
▪ Patients who have recurrent attacks of gouty arthritis may develop features closely resembling rheumatoid arthritis.
▪ People with progressively severe impairments, due to illness such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, must constantly cope with new problems.
▪ Prophylactic therapy to avoid acute gouty arthritis should accompany the initiation of allopurinol therapy.
▪ We speak of some one who is stiff-necked long before they may become crippled with arthritis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Arthritis \Ar*thri"tis\ ([aum]r*thr[imac]"t[i^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. 'arqri^tis (as if fem. of 'arqri`tis belonging to the joints, sc. no`sos disease) gout, fr. 'a`rqron a joint.] (Med.) Any inflammation of the joints, including the gout. A variety of forms of arthritis are recognized, some of which (such as rheumatoid arthritis, also called arthritis deformans and arthritis nodosa) are chronic and progressive, and lead to incapacitation and deformity. [1913 Webster +PJC] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"inflammation of a joint," 1540s, from medical Latin arthritis, from Greek (nosos) arthritis "(disease) of the joints," from arthritis, fem. of arthrites (adj.) "pertaining to joints" (Greek nosos is a fem. noun), from arthron "a joint" (see arm (n.1)).


n. inflammation of a joint or joints causing pain and/or disability, swelling and stiffness, and due to various causes such as infection, trauma, degenerative changes or metabolic disorders.


n. inflammation of a joint or joints


Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation in one or more > arthritis in turn citing:

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright 2000
  • The American Heritage Science Dictionary Copyright 2005

There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain. Pain is often constant, and may be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthritis is from inflammation around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of the joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff and painful joints, and from fatigue.

Usage examples of "arthritis".

Rheumatoid and some other forms of arthritis are not diseases associated with aging, but rather autoimmune disorders, in which antibodies attack your cartilage, which is what triggers that inflammation and joint pain.

Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and various forms of arthritis may occur or reoccur in response to viral activation due to stress.

Gaudet hobbled into the bed-and-breakfast establishment, appearing bent by arthritis or scoliosis of the spine, his face designed to look time-worn and yet nondescript.

Oh, hell, there she went with that finger, like the finger of God, only knobby and swole up with arthritis.

More properly known as gelatin hydrolysate, it is also used in shampoos and conditioners, lipsticks, protein drinks, arthritis relief formulas and many other products that Joe will never touch the rest of his life.

Frock is referring to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, a type of severe degenerative arthritis.

Her case sounded as if she had a form of hypercalcemia, which was manifested by any number of diseases ranging from rickets and steomalacia to chronic hypertrophic arthritis.

Otherwise, firing on a Mountie puts them away until arthritis sets in.

I remembered that Dan suffered from arthritis so I took a small packet of phenylbutazone tablets from my supplies and went up the steps into his cluttered store.

His storkish looks, although twisted with age and arthritis, reminded her of someone she had known in Shaurone, but she had not yet given it enough thought to be certain.

I was eighteen, Strothers had arthritis so badly that walking was painful.

In worst cases, that can lead to organ failure, but it can also lead to other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Marta, her arthritis under temporary medical control, smiled broadly and poured a thimbleful of Barolo into a stemmed glass.

Even assuming that their special malaises are wholly offset by the effects of alcoholism in the male, they suffer patently from the same adenoids, gastritis, cholelithiasis, nephritis, tuberculosis, carcinoma, arthritis and so on--in short, from the same disturbances of colloidal equilibrium that produce religion, delusions of grandeur, democracy, pyaemia, night sweats, the yearning to save humanity, and all other such distempers in men.

Of course among the rheumatic patients were many who had gonorrhoeal arthritis, and Doc dosed them with quinine, for which some of them formed a genuine liking.