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The synovial membrane, which lines the margins of the joint cavity and lubricates
and nourishes the joint surfaces, is also a form of connective tissue.
COMPONENTS OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE All forms of connective tissue are
composed of ...
Synovial membrane lining joint capsules is composed of loose vascular
connective tissue but has cells specialized for secretion of the viscous synovial
fluid, which is rich in hyaluronic acid. This fluid serves as a lubricant and nutrient
for the ...
The synovial fluid from healthy joints has more complicated flow properties than
those from rheumatoid joints. When forces are applied to some materials they
assume a deformed shape in equilibrium and return to their original shapes after
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