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Bone and Joint

A ring-like swelling towards the fingertip, common in individuals with osteoarthritis, which is formed by a lump of cartilage-covered bone around the terminal joint. Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the elderly.

Types of Arthritis

Arthritis involves the inflammation of one or more joints. The condition occurs when cartilage that normally protects the joint breaks down, causing the bones to rub together. This results in pain, swelling, stiffness and limited motion. As many as 37 million Americans have arthritis with etiologies ranging from autoimmune disorder to infection to general wear…

Osteoporosis conundrum

What is the mechanism of action of teriparatide, the new parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog being used for the treatment of osteoporosis?

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