two layers that surround and enclose a synovial joint. The outer layer is spongy fibrous connective tissue, and the inner layer is the synovial membrane.
synovial fluid–filled thin connective tissue sac often associated with synovial joints that serves to reduce friction between adjacent structures, such as ligaments and bones
joints that occur where bones are attached by the collagen fibers of a fibrous connective tissue
point a bar pivots around in a lever system. Physiologically, this occurs in the synovial joints of the body.
narrow fibrous peg-and-socket joint found between the roots of teeth and the sockets in the jawbones
when the effort arm is longer than the load arm, allowing levers to use little force to move a large load
distance between the resistance (or load) a muscle is working against and the fulcrum (or joint) in a lever system
slightly movable and permanent cartilaginous joint where the bones are joined by fibrocartilage
bony junction that forms when connective tissue between two bones is replaced with bone tissue, fusing the two bones into one
movable joint where two adjacent bones are separated by an enclosed fluid-filled cavity