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AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Comorbidity profiles among patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a nationwide population-based study.
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Disease activity was evaluated using the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index-CRP (ASDAS-CRP).18,19 Back mobility was evaluated with Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI), and functional ability was evaluated with Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI).20
HLA-B27 subtypes and tumor necrosis factor alpha promoter region polymorphism in Iranian patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Eur Cytokine Netw 2009;20(l): 17-20.
Dr Khostanteen said that many patients and even physicians mistake the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis for chronic back pain.
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Each radiograph was evaluated by an expert reader (FMP) using the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spinal Score (mSASSS) [21].
Spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are a group of related but phenotypically distinct disorders that encompass psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, arthritis related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS)1.