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articular chondrocalcinosis

articular chondrocalcinosis in Medicine

articular chondrocalcinosis n.
A disease characterized by deposits of calcium hypophosphate crystals in synovial fluid, articular cartilage, and adjacent soft tissue; producing goutlike attacks of pain and swelling of the involved joints. Also called pseudogout.

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