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Flashcards in Chapter 15: Joints Deck (24):
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articular cartilage

smooth, glistening white tissue that covers the surface of a joint

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articulation

any type of joint

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bursa
(bursae for plural)

sac of fluid near a joint; promotes smooth sliding of one tissue against another

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ligament

connective tissue binding bones to other bones; supports, strengthens and stabilizes the joint

5

meniscus

crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure found in the knee

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suture point

immovable joint, such as between the bones of the skull

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synovial fluid

viscous (sticky) fluid within the synovial cavity. Synovial fluid is similar in viscosity to egg white

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synovial joint

a freely movable joint

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synovial membrane

tissue lining the synovial cavity; produces synovial fluid

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tendon

connective tissue that binds muscles to bones

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ankyl/o

stiff

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arthr/o

joint

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articul/o

joint

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burs/o

bursa

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chondr/o

cartilage

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ligament/o

ligament

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rheumat/o

watery flow

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synov/o

synovial membrane

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ten/o

tendon

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tendin/o

tendon

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-desis

to bind, tie together

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-stenosis

narrowing

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TMJ

temporomandibular joint

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AC Joint

acromioclavicular joint

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