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synovial membrane, synoviumnoun
a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid
A thin membrane of joints, comprised of smooth connective tissue and which secretes synovial fluid.
The synovial membrane (also known as the synovial stratum, synovium or stratum synoviale) is a specialized connective tissue that lines the inner surface of capsules of synovial joints and tendon sheath. It makes direct contact with the fibrous membrane on the outside surface and with the synovial fluid lubricant on the inside surface. In contact with the synovial fluid at the tissue surface are many rounded macrophage-like synovial cells (type A) and also type B cells, which are also known as fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). Type A cells maintain the synovial fluid by removing wear-and-tear debris. As for the FLS, they produce hyaluronan, as well as other extracellular components in the synovial fluid.
Synovial membrane is the soft tissue found between the articular capsule and the joint cavity of synovial joints. The word "synovium" is related to the word "synovia", which is the clear, viscid, lubricating fluid secreted by synovial membranes. The word "synvovia" or "sinovia" was coined by Paracelsus, and may have been derived from the Greek word "syn" and the Latin word "ovum" because the synovial fluid in joints that have a cavity between the bearing surfaces is similar to egg white.
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The inner membrane of a joint capsule surrounding a freely movable joint. It is loosely attached to the external fibrous capsule and secretes SYNOVIAL FLUID.
The numerical value of synovial membrane in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of synovial membrane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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