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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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arthritisar‧thri‧tis /ɑːˈθraɪtɪs $ ɑːr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease that causes the joints of your body to become swollen and very painfularthritic /-ˈθrɪtɪk/ adjective arthritic fingers
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arthritisProphylactic therapy to avoid acute gouty arthritis should accompany the initiation of allopurinol therapy.Patients who have recurrent attacks of gouty arthritis may develop features closely resembling rheumatoid arthritis.Bee stings have been known to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.One of our friends with the same type of arthritis has been helped by an occupational therapist.Despite the increased difficulties, trials have been carried out on the effects of homoeopathy in a chronic condition - rheumatoid arthritis.People with progressively severe impairments, due to illness such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, must constantly cope with new problems.Her problem was arthritis and degenerative diseases of the heart.We speak of some one who is stiff-necked long before they may become crippled with arthritis.
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