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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.

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John et al., "Study on the protective effect of the KIR3DL1 gene in ankylosing spondylitis," Arthritis and Rheumatology, vol.
Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), and Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) were used for the evaluation of disease activity and progression.
Van der Heijde, "First update of the current evidence for the management of ankylosing spondylitis with non-pharmacological treatment and non-biologic drugs: a systematic literature review for the ASAS/EULAR management recommendations in ankylosing spondylitis," Rheumatology, vol.
Rebecca Morison, vice president, US Immunology at Lilly, said, 'Ankylosing spondylitis is a challenging disease that can cause severe back pain and if left untreated, can significantly impact patient mobility.
'Having new treatment options for the ankylosing spondylitis community is truly encouraging,' said Cassie Shafer, chief executive officer of the Spondylitis Association of America.
Cardiovascular profile in ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
It may sound rare and unheard of, but ankylosing spondylitis is one of the most common types of chronic inflammatory arthritis.
'Everyday movements like walking, bending and twisting can be difficult and painful to do for someone with ankylosing spondylitis.'
Pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis - recent advances and future directions.
It has shown to be effective in psoriasis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and it is approved for this indication in Pakistan.
A.Z, a 20-year-old Hispanic female, presented to Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego seeking treatment for her diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. Her chief complaints of sacroiliac pain, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and depression have significantly impacted her quality of life.
New Delhi, [India] Nov 23 ( ANI ): Young adults in their late twenties and early thirties are experiencing a chronic condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).