• Gout Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Arthritis: refers to inflammation of the joints.
  • Synovial Fluid: Fluid present in the joint spaces.
  • Arteries: They are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
  • Inflammation: This is a local response to any kind of physical injury in which the affected part becomes red, warm, painful, swollen and shows disturbed functioning.
  • Musculoskeletal: Related to the muscles and bones (skeleton) of the body.
  • Autoimmune: Literally meaning "immunity against the self". This is when the body's defence begins to react against its own cells and organs.