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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Joint stiffness
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Accession:HP:0001387 term browser browse the term
Definition:Joint stiffness is a perceived sensation of tightness in a joint or joints when attempting to move them after a period of inactivity. Joint stiffness typically subsides over time.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Stiff joint;   Stiff joints
 alt_id: HP:0002775;   HP:0003033
 xref: SNOMEDCT_US:84445001;   UMLS:C0162298

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system 0
        Abnormality of the skeletal system 0
          Abnormality of musculoskeletal physiology 0
            Abnormality of joint mobility 0
              Limitation of joint mobility 0
                Joint stiffness 0
                  Generalized morning stiffness 0
                  Stiff ankle 0
                  Stiff elbow 0
                  Stiff finger 0
                  Stiff hip 0
                  Stiff interphalangeal joints 0
                  Stiff knee 0
                  Stiff neck 0
                  Stiff shoulders 0
                  Stiff toe 0
                  Stiff wrist 0
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