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  Synovial fluid



Synovial fluid

    Joint fluid.

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Joint
Where the ends of two or more bones meet.



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Synophylate
Synophylate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): theophylline sodium glycinate.

Synovalyte in plastic container
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Synovectomy
Procedure to remove or obliterate synovium as a means of reducing or eliminating joint inflammation. May be surgical or medical (see also 'Yttrium').

Synovia
The clear lubricating fluid produced in joints, bursae and tendon sheaths.

Synovitis
Inflammation of the synovium

Synovium
Thin membrane (normally one cell thick) which is found within the joint capsule. Produces synovial fluid which lubricates and nourishes the joint cartilage. Becomes inflamed and thickened in inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid disease.



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See 'Algodystrophy'.

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Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. A red tender rash with leucocytosis and fever.

Syndesmophyte
Fine bony projection (usually vertically orientated, unlike osteophytes) from the margin of a vertebra. Characteristic of spondylarthropathy such as ankylosing spondylitis.

Synovectomy
Procedure to remove or obliterate synovium as a means of reducing or eliminating joint inflammation. May be surgical or medical (see also 'Yttrium').

Synovial fluid

Synovium
Thin membrane (normally one cell thick) which is found within the joint capsule. Produces synovial fluid which lubricates and nourishes the joint cartilage. Becomes inflamed and thickened in inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid disease.

Synovitis
Inflammation of the synovium

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The commonest connective tissue disorder in which the commonest clinical features are dermatological (often with photosensitivity) and rheumatological.

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Sulpiride
An antipsychotic drug.

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