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Term:Abnormal synovial membrane morphology
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Accession:HP:0005262 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any structural anomaly of the synovium, which is a membrane that lines the cavity of synovial joints and consists of a lining layer of macrophage-like synoviocytes and fibroblast-like synoviocytes, as well as a sublining of connective tissue. Synovial cells are thought to contribute to joint homeostasis by secreting various factors such as hyaluronic acid and lubricin important for joint lubrication and function, as well as disposing of the waste products.
Synonyms:xref: UMLS:C4025225

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system 0
        Abnormality of the skeletal system 0
          Abnormal skeletal morphology 0
            Abnormal joint morphology 0
              Abnormal synovial membrane morphology 0
                Synovial granuloma 0
                Synovial lining hyperplasia 0
                Synovitis 0
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