diarthrodial joint

diarthrodial joint
junctura synovialis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Diarthrodial — joints are freely moveable joints held together by a joint capsule, such as the knee and shoulder, as opposed to slightly moveable (amphiarthrodial) or immoveable (synarthrodial) joints, such as the spinal and sutural joints, respectively. [1]… …   Wikipedia

  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • Midcarpal joint — Vertical section through the articulations at the wrist, showing the synovial cavities …   Wikipedia

  • Articular capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = Joint capsule | Latin = capsulae articulares GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 282 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint. Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 07 DorlandsSuf =… …   Wikipedia

  • junctura synovialis — [TA] synovial joint: a specialized joint permitting more or less free movement, the union of the bony elements being surrounded by an articular capsule enclosing a cavity lined by synovial membrane; called also diarthrosis [TA alternative],… …   Medical dictionary

  • Articular disk — Infobox Anatomy Name = Articular disk Latin = discus articularis GraySubject = 70 GrayPage = 285 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint, with an articular disk. Caption2 = Vertical section through the articulations at the wrist,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fibrous membrane of articular capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = membrana fibrosa capsulae articularis GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 282 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint. Caption2 = Synovial joint Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph =… …   Wikipedia

  • Capsule (anatomy) — A capsule, in anatomy, is a cover or envelope partly or wholly surrounding a structure. Types of capsules include:* the shell of an egg (biology) * joint capsules every diarthrodial joint possesses a fibrous or ligamentous capsule, lined with… …   Wikipedia

  • Lesser cornu — Infobox Bone Name = PAGENAME Latin = cornu minus ossis hyoidei GraySubject = 45 GrayPage = 177 Caption = Hyoid bone. Anterior surface. Enlarged. Caption2 = Precursor = Origins = Insertions = Articulations = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c …   Wikipedia

  • diarthrosis — diarthrodial /duy ahr throh dee euhl/, adj. /duy ahr throh sis/, n., pl. diarthroses / seez/. Anat. a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint. [1570 80; < NL < Gk; see DI 3, ARTHROSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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