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"Osteoarthritis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Osteoarthritis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Osteoarthritis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 625 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 44 publications in 2018
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