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United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.


adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning anyone of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)


adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, concurrent, confederate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, coordinated, corporate, correal, harmonious, inseparable, joined, leagued, merged, mixed, mutual, shared, synergetic, unified, united
Associated concepts: joint account, joint action, joint advennure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interrst, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors
See also: collective, common, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, conjoint, connection, consensual, federal, intersection, mutual, united

JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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Heterogeneity of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato demonstrated by an ospA-type-specific PCR in synovial fluid from patients with Lyme arthritis.
From our studies, we know our biopolymer is a superior lubricant in the joint, much better than the leading synovial fluid supplement, and similar to healthy synovial fluid," said Grinstaff.
Balazs, "The Physical Properties of Synovial Fluid and the Specific Role of Hyaluronic Acid," in A.
Thus, the tibial tunnel is totally filled in its articular portion, which increases the contact area of the graft with the cancellous bone of the tunnel and facilitates bony integration close to the articular joint line, achieving an anatomic fixation, with reduction in synovial fluid leakage.
Synovial fluid demonstrated monosodiumurate crystals, and rhodamine-auramine stain showed acid-fast bacilli.
When damage to the joint and inflammation occur, the synovial fluid may be increased - causing swelling, just like when humans have fluid on the knee.
YKL-40 (also known as human cartilage glycoprotein-39 or 38-kDa heparin-binding glycoprotein), a major secretory protein of human chondrocytes and synovial cells (5), is increased in the serum and synovial fluid of individuals with joint or cartilage disease (5-9).
In mice, it seems to alter the activities of some immune cells and the amounts of some proteins released into synovial fluid, the viscous liquid that lubricates joints.
In acute pseudogout, synovial fluid usually shows an inflammatory reaction with high white cell counts ranging from 2 to 8 x [10.
Genzyme - Synvisc One - a gel-like fluid that simulates healthy synovial fluid in affected joints
Results of routine bacterial culture of synovial fluid were negative.