Joint fluid is a transudate of plasma that is actively secreted by synovial cells. [ ]

Synonyms: joint fluid

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

external definition

Portion of organism substance that is a clear fluid that occupies the space in synovial joints.[TAO]

function notes

It provides nutrients and lubrication for articular cartilage



structure notes

The fluid contains hyaluronan secreted by fibroblast-like cells in the synovial membrane, lubricin (proteoglycan 4; PRG4) secreted by the surface chondrocytes of the articular cartilage and interstitial fluid filtered from the blood plasma