Gout GlossaryArthritis - Inflammation of tissues in the joints.
Metabolism - A bio-chemical process through which energy consumption and energy production is carried out in cells.
Uric Acid - White crystals of water soluble lithic acid found in urine.
Synovial Fluid - This is a clear fluid found in the joints, acting as a lubricant. The synovial fluid fills the synovium, the membrane that surrounds a joint and creates a protective sac. In addition to cushioning joints, this fluid supplies nutrients and oxygen to cartilage, the slippery tissue that coats the ends of bones.
Sickle Cell Anemia - A condition in which the red blood cells appear in a sickle or crescent shape preventing the normal functioning of red blood cells thus causing anemia.
Renal Calculi - Uric acid kidney stones.
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