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Osteoarthritis (Oa)

Osteoarthritis (Oa)

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Published by: Kim Gonzales on Sep 05, 2010
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Osteoarthritis
³Degenerative joint disease´
 
Disorder of the synovial joint characterizedby local area loss and damage of articular cartilage. The loss of proteoglycansfromthe articularcartilage is the hallmark of osteoarthritis.Osteophytosis-New bone formation of the joint margin.Overview
 
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roteoglycans
Large complexes of numerouspolysaccharides attached to a commonprotein core. They strengthen bone byforming compression-resistant networksbetween the collagen fibers.

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