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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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6 and 7 is not required because the information contained in them is also found in other spectrograms, moreover, these values represent the result of events occurring in both temporomandibular joints.
Prevalence and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in patients with masticatory muscle or temporomandibular joint pain: differences and similarities, J Orofac Pain 2007;21:107-19.
Pathogenesis of degenerative temporomandibular joint arthritides.
Anatomic disorders of the temporomandibular joint disc in asymptomatic subjects.
Comparative study of alloplastic materials for temporomandibular joint disc replacement in rabbits.
The flexibility of the cranium and face, which is present throughout life, offers enhanced possibilities for treatment of a temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
3,4) Our patient was successfully treated with triamcinolone acetonide injection to the right temporomandibular joint, and the mouth opening reached 35 mm nine months after injection.
Every time we talk, chew, even swallow, we are using our temporomandibular joint.
The etiology is unclear, but new research suggests that temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) may be the result of a heightened response to stress that manifests as jaw clenching or tightening.
2) This lesion is exceedingly rare in the temporomandibular joint, with only 13 cases reported to date in the English literature.
Temporomandibular disorders refer to a collection of medical and dental conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the muscles of mastication (chewing), as well as contiguous tissue components.
Pathologies reviewed include tension-type headaches, myofacial pain, and temporomandibular joint, cervical, low back, hip, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and knee dysfunctions.

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