Synovial Membrane

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synovial membrane

[sə′nō·vē·əl ′mem‚brān]
A layer of connective tissue which lines sheaths of tendons at freely moving articulations, ligamentous surfaces of articular capsules, and bursae.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Synovial Membrane


the inner layer of an articular capsule or osteofibrous canal through which muscle tendons pass. A synovial membrane consists of connective tissue and is fined with endothelium. It produces synovia. Villi cover the membrane, thereby enlarging its surface. The synovial membrane is rich in blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings. Metabolic processes between synovia and blood occur in a synovial membrane.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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