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Arthrogryposis

Synonym(s)

  • multiple congenital contractures

Definition(s)

Persistent flexure or contracture of a joint.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: Congenital fixation of a joint in an extended or flexed position. 2: Any of a group of congenital conditions characterized by reduced mobility of multiple joints due to contractures causing fixation of the joints in extension or flexion.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014