1. Kostobolja, ulozi, gaba, podagra; (nem.)
2. Količina rude ili uglja koja se odjednom metne u peć.
Sinonimi: gouty arthritis | urarthritis
ETYM French goutte a drop, the gout, the disease being considered as a defluxion, from Latin gutta drop.
A painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints; SYN. gouty arthritis, urarthritis.
Hereditary form of arthritis, marked by an excess of uric acid crystals in the tissues, causing pain and inflammation in one or more joints (usually of the feet or hands). Acute attacks are treated with anti-inflammatories.
The disease, ten times more common in men, poses a long-term threat to the blood vessels and the kidneys, so ongoing treatment (see allopurinol) may be needed to minimize the levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. It is aggravated by heavy drinking.