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Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone.

bursitis n : inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder

Bursitis \Bur*si"tis\, n. [NL., fr. E. bursa + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of a bursa. [1913 Webster]


Tendinitis (informally also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy often confused with the more common tendinosis, which has similar symptoms but requires different treatment.

tendonitis n : inflammation of a tendon [syn: {tendinitis}]

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  • bursitis: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • bursitis: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tendonitis: WordNet (r) 2.0

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