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.

Read more about Joint:  Classification, Joint Disorders

Other articles related to "joint, joints":

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 the joint quantum entropy ...
Joint Disorders
... Further information Arthropathy and Arthritis A joint disorder is termed an arthropathy, and when involving inflammation of one or more joints the ... 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 ...
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 ... colonels (Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force) or Navy captains must have had at least one Joint Duty assignment ...
Bunion
... of the great toe, often 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 ... (bony) anomaly on the mesophalangeal joint (where the first metatarsal bone and hallux meet) ...
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 ... to be reorganized to establish a joint stock limited company on February 20, 1993 ...

Famous quotes containing the word joint:

    What’s a joint of mutton or two in a whole Lent?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon—the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

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