synovitis

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synovitis

[‚sin·ə′vīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of a synovial membrane.
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Seven cases identified from a 10-year search of the files at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Pawtucket, RI) and coded as marked chronic synovitis or rheumatoid synovitis were stained with PAS stain.
10) Levels of IL-6 and its soluble receptor in synovial fluid show significant correlation with measures of chronic synovitis and the severity of joint destruction in patients with RA.
The importance of the T cell in initiating and maintaining the chronic synovitis of rheumatoid arthritis.

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