January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2130
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A definition of the term "synovitis" is presented. It refers to inflammation of a synovial membrane. Inflammation may be caused by an aseptic wound, rheumatologic diseases, infections or a subcutaneous injury. The symptoms include painful, swollen and tense joints. Therapeutic treatments like cold, heat, ultrasound, and medications can reduce inflammation.


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