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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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Musculoskeletal complaints associated with generalized joint hypermobility.
Median balance times for dancers with and without joint hypermobility and for different affiliation groups are reported in Tables 2 and 3, respectively.
Altered lumbopelvic movement control but not generalized joint hypermobility is associated with increased injury in dancers.
Conclusion: Joint hypermobility was not associated with pelvic organ prolapse in the study population.
Thirty-six of the 72 subjects met criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome based on their Beighton hypermobility score, which awards points for the ability to bend one's thumb back so it's touching the forearm, bend the fifth finger back more than 90 degrees, and so forth.
Grahame: JHS was initially defined in 1967 as the occurrence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the presence of generalized joint hypermobility.
Joint hypermobility syndrome: inherited disorder of collagen synthesis (editorial).
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a connective tissue disease with multiple subtypes, which produces joint hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility.
The lack of an initiating traumatic event and James's generalised joint hypermobility indicated that the instability might be due to joint laxity.
The main characteristics of EDS are skin hyperextensibility, tissue fragility, and joint hypermobility.
And in a study involving 107 women, those with joint hypermobility had significantly higher risks of also having cystocele, rectocele, and uterine or vault prolapse, compared with those without joint hypermobility, suggesting that an underlying connective tissue abnormality may be an etiology of pelvic relaxat on.
The typical presentation of this syndrome is rather vague and nonspecific; fragile skin and mild joint hypermobility are the most common findings.

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