Definitions

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  • n. The soft tissue which lines the non-cartilaginous surfaces within joints with cavities (synovial joints). It may emit a joint-lubricating fluid called synovial fluid or simply, synovia.

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  • n. a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek σύν (syn, "with") + ᾠόν (ōon, "egg"), as synovial fluid resembles the white of an egg. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • RA occurs in people who develop a rogue immune system that attacks the tissue that lines the joint cavities called the synovium leading to degeneration of the joints and the symptoms of the disease.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 10 / PRNewswire / -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease or an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defense system attacks the joints through the thin layer of cells called the synovium that lines and lubricates the joints.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 9 / PRNewswire / -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease or an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defense system attacks the joints through the thin layer of cells called the synovium that lines and lubricates the joints.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the linings of the joints (called synovium) via the immune system, causing swelling, aching, and potential deformity in hands, wrists, hips, knees, and feet.

    بالاترین

  • The sheath is called a synovium, and in my case, my inflamed synovium is connected to my Extensor digitorum longus, the muscle on the top of my right foot right where it bends up and becomes my shin.

    NoFo

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints and affects in particular a membrane, called synovium, which lines each movable joint.

    News

  • Probably the best feature of any Bowflex elliptical is that you can trust the Bowflex name Their equipment is built to last a lifetime, whether it's a commercial grade model that is expected to be used constantly or a home model that will stand up to just a few hours per day When you consider that any exercise equipment should be seen as an investment in your overall health and your longevity then you realize that there's no good reason why anyone shouldn't add a Bowflex elliptical machine to their home gym equipment Wherever bones meet, there is also cartilage, a rubbery, protective layer that ensures your joints bend smoothly and painlessly But even cartilage cannot do this tremendous job alone A thin membrane called the "synovium" provides fluid that lubricates the moving parts of the joint When the cartilage wears out of the synovium becomes inflamed, the result is generally a case of "osteoarthritis" or "rheumatoid arthritis"

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  • Modern medicine promises me big things on the horizon--soon I will be able to regenerate brain tissue, synovium, marrow.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies attack the membrane synovium that lines and lubricates a joint.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints.

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