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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 laxity
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Accession:HP:0001388 term browser browse the term
Definition:Lack of stability of a joint.
Comment:Joint laxity may be caused by a number of factors including intraarticular disease and injury or slacking of extraarticular structures such as joint capsules, ligaments, and muscles.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Hyperlaxity;   Joint instability;   Joint ligamentous laxity;   Lax joints;   Ligamentous laxity;   Loose-jointedness;   Loosejointedness
 alt_id: HP:0001380;   HP:0001383;   HP:0002771
 xref: MSH:D007593;   SNOMEDCT_US:27911000;   SNOMEDCT_US:298203008;   UMLS:C0086437;   UMLS:C0158359

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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
              Joint laxity 0
                Distal joint laxity 0
                Generalized joint laxity 0
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