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inflammation of a capsule, such as that of the lens or joint.
adhesive capsulitis adhesive inflammation between the joint capsule and the peripheral articular cartilage of the shoulder, with obliteration of the subdeltoid bursa; it is characterized by increasing pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion. There are three stages to the condition: the painful stage (3 to 8 months long); the adhesive stage (4 to 6 months long); and the recovery stage (1 to 3 months long). Sometimes popularly called by the misleading term frozen shoulder.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver, the lens of the eye, or surrounding a joint.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
capsulitisInflammation of a capsule (e.g., of a joint or the ocular lens) or a pseudocapsule (e.g., that formed around a breast implant).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
capsulitisInflammation of the capsule of a joint. See Adhesive capsulitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver or the lens of the eye.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
capsulitisInflammation of the capsule of a joint.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005