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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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Inter-examiner reproducibility of tests and criteria for generalized joint hypermobility and benign joint hypermobility syndrome.
The joint hypermobility group had significantly larger amygdalae, with increased gray matter volumes bilaterally, compared with the nonhypermobility group.
2]), n = 22 Age at symptom onset (years), n = 34 <18 12 (35%) 18-25 8 (24%) 26-35 10 (29%) >35 4 (12%) Time to diagnosis (years), n = 26 <1 6 (23%) 1-10 10 (38%) >10 10 (38%) Highest education level, n = 30 High school 8 (27%) Associate's degree 4 (13%) Undergraduate degree 9 (30%) Graduate degree 9 (30%) Hypermobility disorders Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 6 (15%) Joint hypermobility syndrome 1 (2.
22) Patients were graded on a scale ranging from 0-9, and a score of at least 4 indicated joint hypermobility.
Claire, who also took part in the Race For Life last year, said her grandma's positive attitude remained a source of inspiration - especially as she is now fighting her own condition, joint hypermobility syndrome, which causes her joints to constantly dislocate.
Some sufferers of this condition, known as joint hypermobility, have to take regular painkillers and wear elasticated bandages to prevent their joints popping out.
A 31-year-old man with fragile, easily bruisable skin, abnormal (atrophic) scarring, joint hypermobility, and extensive varicosities of the legs presented with sudden onset of left upper quadrant abdominal pain.
The courageous boy suffers from sleep apnoea, joint hypermobility and a range p ,j yp y g of other crippling health problems.
Benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) is a musculoskeletal disorder characterized by excessive movement of the joints without a systemic rheumatological disease.

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