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ankylosis
fixation or immobility of a joint
antibody
a protein substance developed by the body in response to and interacting with a specific antigen
antigen
a substance that induces production of antibodies
arthroplasty
replacement of a joint
complement
a plasma protein associated with immunologic reactions
cytokines
generic term for nonantibody proteins that act as intercellular mediators
diarthrodial
a joint with 2 freely movable parts
hemarthrosis
bleeding into the joint
joint effusion
escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the joint space
leukotrienes
initiate and mediate inflammatory response
matrix
noncellular component of tissue
osteophyte
spur
pannus
newly formed synovial tissue infiltrated with inflammatory cells
prostaglandins
mediate inflammatory response
subchondral bone
bony plate that supports the articular catilage
synovial
pertaining to the joint-lubricating fluid
tophi
accumulation of crystalline deposits in articular surfaces, bones, soft tissue, & cartilage