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Definition of Heberden disease

Heberden disease: There are two different Heberden diseases:

  1. Angina pectoris, chest pain that is often severe and crushing, due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle.
  2. Osteoarthritis of the small joints with nodules (Heberden nodes) in and about the last joint of the finger.

Both diseases were described by the respected English physician William Heberden (1710-1801).

QUESTION

The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer
Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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