synovial joint


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synovial joint

A freely movable joint with a cavity lined by synovial membrane and lubricated by synovial fluid.
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Noun1.synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freelysynovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
articulatio temporomandibularis, mandibular joint, temporomandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
articulatio trochoidea, pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint - a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation; "the articulation of the radius and ulna in the arm is a pivot joint"
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Recently, SF has been studied because it is in contact with all the tissues in the synovial joint, allowing a perfect analysis of the whole joint (48).
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is classified as a synovial joint, condylar, ellipsoid or bicondylar, and presents two main axes of movement, making it one of the most complex joints in the body (Vasconcellos et al.
introduced the 'cavitometre', which was the first in vitro synovial joint model that was developed specifically to study joint cracking.
2 In the formation of intraneural cysts, degenerative synovial joint fluid passes through a capsular defect into an articular branch of the peroneal nerve and dissects into the parent nerve.
Objective: "The DOTOS project will study the role of DOT1L in synovial joint development, homeostasis and disease with specific attention towards osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common chronic diseases.
Figure 1 shows the main components of the synovial joint.
When a synovial joint is moved, the fluid is squeezed out to mechanically distribute a layer of fluid on the surface of the cartilage, which helps ease discomfort.
The polymerization chain reaction was used for the detection of genital mycoplasma and chlamydia in peripheral blood, synovial fluid and synovial joint of the patient [7-9].
This type of treatment targets the synovial joint with the objective of achieving a therapeutic effect that releases joint tension and allows for full freedom of movement.
The knee can be described as a synovial joint, meaning synovial fluid lines and fills the joint space to increase its ability to move freely, and is made up of three bony structures; the femur, the tibia and the fibular.
The common clinical sign exhibited by animal is pain because of micro and macroscopic changes within the synovial joint caused by eicosanoids that results in different degrees of lameness (Morgan, 1997) which can be assessed qualitatively by lameness score.
BiovaFlex is a proprietary, natural ingredient rich in beneficial proteins, such as elastin, collagens and gly-cosaminoglycans (chondroitin-sulfate, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid), designed to support the stability and flexibility of synovial joint functions.