polyarthritis

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polyarthritis

 [pol″e-ahr-thri´tis]
inflammation of several joints.
chronic villous polyarthritis chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane of several joints.
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pol·y·ar·thri·tis

(pol'ē-ar-thrī'tis),
Simultaneous inflammation of several joints.
[poly- + G. arthron, joint, + -itis, inflammation]
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pol·y·ar·thri·tis

(pol'ē-ahr-thrī'tis)
Simultaneous inflammation of several joints.
[poly- + G. arthron, joint, + -itis, inflammation]
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polyarthritis

ARTHRITIS affecting many joints.
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Polyarthritis

A nonspecific term for arthritis involving two or more joints, typically associated with auto-immune forms of arthritis. Symptoms usually include pain, inflammation, and/or swelling in multiple joints.
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