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Bursa

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːsə
 
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  • A city in NW Turkey, capital of a province of the same name; population 1,431,200 (est. 2007). It was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1326 to 1402.

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There are 2 definitions of Bursa in English:

bursa

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːsə
 
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noun (plural bursae /-siː/ or bursas)

Anatomy
  • A fluid-filled sac or sac-like cavity, especially one countering friction at a joint.
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    • Another slip may attach to the synovial bursa forming a tensor bursae mucosae tendinum.
    • The psoas bursa communicates with the hip joint in the adult in approximately 20% of the population.
    • Other locations include the ulnar aspects of the forearm, olecranon, and prepatellar bursae, Achilles tendons, and hands.

Derivatives

bursal

adjective
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  • The rotator cuff was evaluated from both the articular and bursal surfaces.
  • In an occasional case, one may be able to aspirate bursal fluid from the bursa itself before injection of corticosteroid.
  • The physical examination should include a careful assessment of the affected joints, surrounding soft tissue and bursal areas.

Origin

early 19th century: from medieval Latin, 'bag, purse', from Greek bursa 'leather'.

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