Arthritis - Key Words in plain Language
Many of the words and phrases used by medical people are special to their work and may feel like another language to us. This booklet gives the everyday meaning of some medical words that people use when they talk about the condition. Inside we will discuss arthritis and provide a list of words from A to Z. These words are often found in patient booklets, leaflets and handouts and we hope that defining them in plain English will make a big difference to your understanding of arthritis. At the end of this booklet, we leave space for new words, and phrases you come across and places you can call for more information.