synovial membrane n.
The connective-tissue membrane that lines the cavity of a synovial joint and produces the synovial fluid. Also called synovium.
The synovial membrane and the articular cartilages utterly destroyed, as we have described, cannot again be replaced.
The synovial membrane is thickened, slightly injected, and its fringes hypertrophied and more vascular than normally.
This is a constitutional inflammatory affection of the joints, affecting the fibrous tissue and serous, or synovial membrane.
Most of the ligaments are found exterior to the synovial membrane.
The synovial membrane of the left knee was highly inflamed, and contained a large quantity of pus.
The principal structures which unite in the formation of a joint are: bone, cartilage, synovial membrane, and ligaments.
From no surface in the body can absorption take place quicker than from the synovial membrane of a joint.
Conversely, disease in the synovial membrane may spread to the bone in relation to it.
The ingrowth of synovial membrane may fill up the cavity of the joint, or may divide it up into compartments.
If the joint is opened, fibrinous material, often in the form of melon-seed bodies, may be found lining the synovial membrane.
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The connective-tissue membrane that lines the cavity of a joint and produces the synovial fluid.