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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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.
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 Sequessome[TM] vesicles contained within are proven to enter the synovial joint after application and increase phospholipid levels in the synovial fluid where they are known to be depleted in joints affected by OA.
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.
Inflammation in the synovial joint lining and rheumatoid nodules (RNs) are characteristic lesions present in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
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.
Researchers also observed a decrease in cytokine production from cultures of human RA synovial joint tissues that were treated with SSRIs.
The synovial joint is a perfect tribological creation of the nature with low friction and high wear resistance acting without any reparation during service.