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1

What is a joint?

Joints join two or more bones together.

2

What are hinge joints?

They are for movement backwards and forwards.

3

What is a ball-and-socket joint?

It is for movement in all directions.

4

What are fixed joints?

They do not allow any movement.

5

What are pivot joints?

It allows the bone to move in a rotary movement around one axis.

6

What is cartilage?

They don't allow the bones to rub against each other.

7

What are ligaments?

They connect bones together.

8

What is synovial fluid?

It lubricates the joint.

9

What are tendons?

They join muscles to bones to allow movement.

10

Synovial membrane

It produces synovial fluid.