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A popular term for stiffness after rest, a finding typical of rheumatic diseases (e.g., juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or Still’s disease), which is variably accompanied by polyarthritis and guarding of joints against activity

gelling

Rheumatology Stiffness after rest, which is typical of rheumatic diseases–eg, in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis–Still's disease, variably accompanied by polyarthritis and guarding of joints against activity

gelling

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In arthritis, becoming stiff and fixed in any position in which movement does not occur for a prolonged period.