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Exercise 3

On many charts the common or technical name will be used to describe the illness, and you will have no difficulty recognizing it; on the medical records the description of the illness will be similar to that of the dictionary definition. For these medical records you should have little difficulty. There will be still other medical records where the description is not complete enough to say with assurance that the description is that of a particular illness.

Recently the patient began to suffer pain and swelling in both knees with loss of mobility. Blood analysis reveals an excess of uric acid in the blood. Select the item which describes this condition.