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Synovial fluid

-Hyaluronic acid and a dialysate of plasma from the blood vessels
-Viscous substance that lubricates the joints

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Synovial membranes have variable _____ and may be arranged into ____ that project into the joint cavity

thickness
folds

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Where can synovial fluid be found

Synovial joints such as stifle, elbow, hip joint, ect

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Synovial fluid is secreted into joint cavity by

synovial cells

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Normal synovial fluid is

clear, translucent, very viscous lubricant

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Three functions of synovial fluid

Nutrition
Lubrication
Protection of articular surfaces