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Musculoskeletal System - Pathology

ankylosing spondylitis chronic, progressive arthritis with stiffening of joints, primarily of the spine and hip
carpal tunnel syndrome compression of the median nerve as it passes between the ligament and the bones and tendons of the wrist
gouty arthritis inflammation of joints caused by excessive uric acid
muscular dystrophy an inherited disorder characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of muscle fibers
osteoporosis decrease in bone density with thinning and weakening of bone
rheumatoid arthritis chronic inflammation of joints; pain, swelling, and stiffening, especially in the small joints of the hands and feet.
Created by: Pinkchicsrule