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United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.


adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning anyone of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)


adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, concurrent, confederate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, coordinated, corporate, correal, harmonious, inseparable, joined, leagued, merged, mixed, mutual, shared, synergetic, unified, united
Associated concepts: joint account, joint action, joint advennure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interrst, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors
See also: collective, common, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, conjoint, connection, consensual, federal, intersection, mutual, united

JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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Loss of osseous homeostasis is known to be associated with advanced degenerative joint disease.
Diagnosis: Impaired mobility and self-care deficit related to weakness from inactivity and degenerative joint disease (considered a common "wear and tear" disease of the elderly).
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Swedish biotech company AnaMar Medical raises SEK 75 millon in a rights issue to finance continued development of its projects in chronic joint diseases.
This research, a joint program with the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, indicates that MC receptor agonists, possibly better if selective for MC3, represent a novel class of anti-arthritic therapeutics able to target joint disease without aggravating unwanted effects on distant organs and tissues," says Mauro Perretti, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, Barts, and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (UK).
As someone who has been affected by osteoarthritis for more than 10 years, I know how debilitating the joint disease can be," said Hamill.
This indicates that lubricin is important for cartilage preservation physiologically, which may have important implications for treating or preventing joint disease in the future.
Although stiletto-type shoes have been shown to exaggerate torque forces within the knee that may be related to degenerative joint disease, this study showed that wide-heeled shoes cause even greater torque forces.
Contract award: kela~s rehabilitation will be taken psoriatic joint disease sairatavien of five families in the years 2014-2017.
Patients with a disabling joint disease who are also overweight often say that their joint disease limits their physical activity, and that their ability to lose weight would improve if their function were restored.
This Marlow - like Potter - has a debilitating skin and joint disease and is confined to a hospital bed.

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