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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.

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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)

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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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Comparative degenerative joint disease of the vertebral column in the Medieval Monastic Cemetery of the Gilbertine Priory of St.
Degenerative Joint Disease is a complex physiologic process that can destroy articular cartilage and cripple animals.
The wet read of the MRI reported degenerative joint disease at L4-5 and mild-to-moderate spinal stenosis at L1-2, L2-3, L3-4, and L4-5, with no other abnormalities.
German Shepherds in particular are prone to a lot of genetic problems, such as hip dysplasia, a painful, degenerative joint disease that can require long-term medication and, often, surgery to maintain an adequate quality of life.
A 1999 study of 34 men with degenerative joint disease of the knee or lower back showed no effects on the condition over 16 weeks, though it did relieve some symptoms.
Sometimes called degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis accounts for most of the hip and knee replacement surgeries performed in the United States.
In spite of the considerable progress being made in medical research in recent years, osteoarthritis still cannot be healed; not only that, the therapeutic possibilities available for the treatment of this degenerative joint disease are extremely limited.
Kerri, 38, who suffers from Degenerative Joint Disease and has a six-inch metal rod in her spine to support her back, found her Yorkshire terrier Willow strung up and slaughtered in her garden.
Kerri, who suffers from degenerative joint disease (DJD), had been a target for abuse and vandalism at her home for the previous six months.
The fourth section is about failed ACL reconstruction including causes, indications for revision, expanded tunnels, graft choice in revision surgery, controlateral patellar tendon graft for revision, rehab protocol after revision surgery, hardware removal, early degenerative joint disease, pain and instability, one stage ACL reconstruction and HTO, patellar fracture in patients with patellar tendon graft, tunnel position in revision setting.
There are also various forms of injectable hyaluronic acid to rehydrate and cushion the joints for those who suffer from degenerative joint disease.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, occurs when the cushiony cartilage between two bones wear out and the bones begin to rub against each other in the joint (the area where two bones come together).

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