Heberden node
A small fixed bump on the finger, usually at the last joint of the finger, Heberden’s node is a calcified spur of the joint (articular) cartilage and is a sign of osteoarthritis. Named for the English physician William Heberden (1710-1801) who made a number of celebrated medical discoveries (including angina).

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  • Heberden's node — Heb·er·den s node heb ər dənz n a bony enlargement of the terminal joint of a finger commonly associated with osteoarthritis compare Bouchard s node Heberden William (1710 1801) British physician. Heberden was an outstanding physician and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Heberden's node — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Heberden s nodes on the 2nd (index) finger of the right hand DiseasesDB = 29319 ICD10 = ICD10|M|15|1|m|15 ICD9 = ICD9|715.04 ICDO = OMIM = 140600 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID =… …   Wikipedia

  • Node, Heberden — A small fixed bump on the finger, usually at the last joint of the finger, Heberden’s node is a calcified spur of the joint (articular) cartilage and is a sign of osteoarthritis. Named for the English physician William Heberden (1710 1801) who… …   Medical dictionary

  • Node — Literally a knot, a node is a collection of tissue. For example a lymph node, is a collection of lymphoid tissue. A nodule is a small node, a little collection of tissue. * * * 1. A knob or nodosity; a circumscribed swelling; in anatomy, a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Heberden disease nodes (sign) — He·ber·den disease, nodes (sign) (heґbər dən) [William Heberden, English physician, 1710–1801] see under disease and node …   Medical dictionary

  • Heberden's node — a bony thickening arising at the terminal joint of a finger in osteoarthritis. It is often inherited [Heberden (1710–1801), British physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • heberden's node — ˈhebə(r)dənz noun Usage: usually capitalized H Etymology: after William Heberden died 1801 English physician : any of the bony knots at joint margins (as at the terminal joints of the fingers) commonly associated with degenerative arthritis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heberden — William, English physician, 1710–1801. See H. angina, H. nodes, under node, Rougnon H. disease …   Medical dictionary

  • Heberden sign — see under node …   Medical dictionary

  • Bouchard's node — Bou·chard s node bü shärz n a bony enlargement of the middle joint of a finger that is commonly associated with osteoarthritis compare Heberden s node Bouchard Charles Jacques (1837 1915) French pathologist. For most of his career Bouchard was… …   Medical dictionary

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