synovial fluid


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synovial fluid:

see jointjoint,
in anatomy, juncture between two bones. Some joints are immovable, e.g., those that connect the bones of the skull, which are separated merely by short, tough fibers of cartilage. Movable joints are found for the most part in the limbs.
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synovial fluid

[sə′nō·vē·əl ′flü·əd]
(physiology)
A transparent viscid fluid secreted by synovial membranes. Also known as synovia.
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13,15) A short plug within the tibial tunnel may increase lytic effects on the graft due to synovial fluid leakage into the tibial tunnel, (13,15) one possible cause of tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction.
Diagnosis usually requires culture of synovium or bone due to the low yield from synovial fluid.
Paired serum and synovial fluid samples were available from 13 animals, in which the OA severity ranged from absent to severe; synovial fluid alone was available from an additional 3 animals with moderate to severe OA.
When the scientists examined the chemistry of the animals' synovial fluid, they found that the untreated but not the treated mice show an excess of interferon-gamma.
burgdorferi from synovial fluid by PCR in 2 different laboratories leads us to conclude that the patient had Lyme arthritis.
In order for us to fully understand and be able to report on the precise cause of this reduction in pain and stiffness experienced by the patients, the study includes proteomic assessment of synovial fluid and serum markers of cartilage growth.
Hyaluronic acid is a vital natural component of the cartilage and synovial fluid of the knee joint.
When it does not contain significant numbers of cells or crystals, synovial fluid is pale yellow and clear.
HA is what makes synovial fluid thick and viscous--and it's these properties that are vital to normal joint function.
Other comprehensive examinations described here include cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid and feces.
Because the latter signs also may be indicative of septic arthritis, sepsis first must be excluded by gram stain and culture of synovial fluid.