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Descriptor English:   Osteoarthritis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Osteoartritis 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Osteoartrite 
Synonyms English:   Arthritides, Degenerative
Arthritis, Degenerative
Degenerative Arthritides
Degenerative Arthritis
Osteoarthritides
Osteoarthroses
Osteoarthrosis
Osteoarthrosis Deformans  
Tree Number:   C05.550.114.606
C05.799.613
Definition English:   A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans. 
Indexing Annotation English:   most common form of arthritis
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   10179 
Unique Identifier:   D010003 

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