Joint

A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement (except for skull bones) and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally.

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Other articles related to "joint, joints":

Jiangling Motors - History
... In January 1993, the company entered into the Isuzu Joint Venture with Isuzu and Itochu ... The joint venture acquired the non-exclusive right to produce the cab compartment and certain components of N-Series light truck and to assemble vehicles ... the approval of Jiangxi Province Economic Restructuring Commission to be reorganized to establish a joint stock limited company on February 20, 1993 ...
Joint Disorders
... Further information Arthropathy and Arthritis A joint disorder is termed an arthropathy, and when involving inflammation of one or more joints the disorder is called an arthritis ... Most joint disorders involve arthritis, but joint damage by external physical trauma is typically not termed arthritis ... Arthropathies are called polyarticular when involving many joints and monoarticular when involving only one single joint ...
Bunion
... erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint) ... As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender ... due to the swollen bursal sac or an osseous (bony) anomaly on the mesophalangeal joint (where the first metatarsal bone and hallux meet) ...
Goldwater–Nichols Act - Effects - Personnel Management of Officers
... Officers are routinely assigned to Joint Duty positions and are educated in Department of Defense joint professional development schools as part of their career development and progression ... colonels (Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force) or Navy captains must have had at least one Joint Duty assignment ...
Joint Entropy - Relations To Other Entropy Measures
... Joint entropy is used in the definition of conditional entropy and mutual information In quantum information theory, the joint entropy is generalized into ...

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)