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Joint

Describing anything in which two or more persons hold equal rights and responsibilities. For example, every account holder may use the funds in a joint account (though not always independently from the other holders), and each owner is equally liable for a jointly-held property.
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The synovial joint is a complicated 'living device', and attributing all of its perfect tribo-properties to only a particular mechanism or substance would undoubtedly be a mistake.
The abnormalities described in the TMJ are similar to those in other synovial joints afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis (Figure 6).
Synovial chondromatosis, or synovial osteochondromatosis, is a rare pathology of the synovial joints.
OA is an idiopathic disease of synovial joints, characterised by articular cartilage degeneration, thickening and inflammation of the synovial membrane, thickening of the subchondral plate and osteophyte formation (Martel and Pelletier, 1999).
HA is located in the extracellular space of human and animal tissues, such as the vitreous material of the eye, the umbilical cord, skin, synovial joints and the combs of chickens and roosters, where it provides a cushioning and lubricating function.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most widespread acquired connective tissue disorder that affects the synovial joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis, (RA) a chronic inflammatory polyarthritis which destroys the synovial joints, has no known cure, despite improved therapy.
2Essential fatty acids lubricate synovial joints and have an anti-inflammatory action.
Those revved up immune cells continue their blitz, in this case attack the synovial joints, the hinged connections between many of the body's bones.