Gouty arthritis
An attack that is usually extremely painful of joint inflammation due to deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint fluid (synovial fluid) and joint lining (synovial lining). Intense joint inflammation occurs as white blood cells engulf the uric acid crystals, causing pain, heat, and redness of the joint tissues. The term "gout" commonly is used to refer to these painful arthritis attacks but gouty arthritis is only one manifestation of

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gouty arthritis n arthritis associated with gout and caused by the deposition of urate crystals in the articular cartilage of joints

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arthritis due to gout.

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