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Synonyms for node

Synonyms for node

a connecting point at which several lines come together

any thickened enlargement

(botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge

(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system

(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane

any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part

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The risk factors that are strongly associated with the incidence of knee OA include increasing age older than 50 years, female sex, higher body mass index, previous knee injury or malalignment, joint laxity, occupational or recreational usage, family history, and the presence of Heberden's nodes, they wrote.
For example, osteoarthritis of the hand, particularly Heberden's nodes, seems to have a definite hereditary component," he says.
6 Heberden's nodes, a form of osteoarthritis quite common after the menopause where bone gets deposited around the last joint of the fingers.
Around the age of the menopause, the terminal joints of the fingers show osteoarthritic change with the appearance of bony outgrowths on the side of the joints - Heberden's nodes.
A These sound as if they are Heberden's nodes and they nearly always appear after the menopause, although no one knows precisely why the nodes occur.
Heberden's nodes is a form of osteoarthritis, which affects the fingers, and possibly toes, and is a sign of menopause.
These sound like Heberden's nodes, and a lot of women suffer with them.