GoutPal Gout & Uric Acid Vocabulary

GoutPal Gout & Uric Acid Vocabulary

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Acute to Chronic

acute gout

⇢ short-term gout pain – a flare or attack


⇢ a type of purine


⇢ heart and blood vessels

chronic gout

⇢ long-term uric acid arthritis

DECT to intra

DECT (Dual Energy Computed Tomography)

⇢ a non-invasive test that uses both the normal X-ray and also a second less powerful X-ray to make the images.


⇢ a class of steroid that is very effective at reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system


⇢ a type of purine


⇢ high uric acid


⇢ a type of purine


⇢ within joints

Metabolism to Neurovascular


⇢ chemical processes in our bodies that maintain life

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

⇢ a non-invasive test that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.

MSU (MonoSodium Urate)

⇢ uric acid (usually crystals) bonded with sodium and water molecules.

NaCl (Sodium Chloride)

⇢ common salt


⇢ nerves and blood vessels

Pathogenesis to sUA


⇢ how a disease develops


⇢ around joints


⇢ compound in food providing savory taste (umami)


⇢ liquid part of the blood

sUA (serum Uric Acid)

⇢ uric acid in the blood

Thiazide to Urate

thiazide diuretic

⇢ water pill – a type of drug that encourages passing urine

tophus (plural = tophi)

⇢ lump of uric acid crystals

ULT (Urate Lowering Therapy)

⇢ uric acid treatment


⇢ a non-invasive test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body


⇢ uric acid (see MSU – monosodium urate)

Volar to XOI

volar surface

⇢ palm of the hand or sole of the foot


⇢ a type of purine

XO or XOD (Xanthine Oxidase)

⇢ an enzyme that promotes uric acid production

XOI (Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor)

⇢ uric acid blocker see Uric Acid Blockers

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