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Aug 122014

Aseptic loosening

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Loosening of an implanted device as a result of tiny particles generated at the bearing couple of a joint. When these particles overwhelm the joint capsule’s ability to clear them, they can induce an inflammatory response that can lead to bone loss and subsequent implant loosening.

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Aug 122014

Aspirate

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Remove fluids from a body cavity by suction, typically done to obtain specimens for analysis.

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Aug 122014

Aspirin

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A non-prescription drug commonly used to alleviate pain and inflammation, lower fever and reduce the risk of blood clotting in arteries. Also known as acetylsalicylic acid. 

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