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Slightly movable joints:


Inner layer of articular capsule:

Synovial membrane

Articulation between root of teeth alveoli:


A joint in which the connecting material is a broad flat disc of fibrocartilage is:


All are structural classifications of joints except:


Which of the following joints is classified a synarthrotic joint?


Freely movable joints:


Sac-like structures that reduce friction between moving parts are:


Tearing of the menisci of the knee is commonly called a torn:


The joints between carpals are examples of a:

Gliding joint

Movement that decreases the angle between articulating bones:


Extension is movement at a:

Hinge joint

Primary movement of pivot joint:


Joint between radius and carpals is an example of a:

Condylar joint

Side-to-side and back-and-forth movements are typical for a:

Saddle joint

Shoulder joint is an example of a:

Ball and socket joint

The arcuate popliteal ligament is found in the:


Lateral movement of the arms away from the body:


An autoimmune disease that attacks the joints is:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Lye disease is caused by:

A bacterium

Inflammation of the joints is:


The outer layer of the articular capsule consists of:

Dense irregular connective tissue

What type of cartilage is articular cartilage?


Forward movement of mandible:


Bending your foot upwards involves:


Increase of angles between bones is achieved by:


Spur (new bone) formation is a characteristic of which disorder?


All of the following are part of the knee joint except:

Transverse Humeral Ligament

Joint that is eventually replaced by a bone is:


Distal articulation of tibia and fibula is a:


Which of these statements about synovial joints is correct?

All of the above

Main movement required by the thigh to move from sitting to standing is:


Immovable joint:


A suture is an example of:


Bursae may be located in all but which of the following areas?

Around blood vessels

Movement towards midline of body:


Opposite movement of pronation:


Joint that permits the greatest range of mobility of any joint in the body:

Shoulder joint

Ligament that provides support to the front of the knee joint is reinforced by:

Patellar ligaments

The elbow joint is an example of:

Hinge joint

Twisting motion of the foot that turns the sole inward:


Back of knee joint is reinforced by:

Popliteal ligaments

In knee joint, the medial and lateral menisci:

act as cushions and conform to the shape of the articulating surfaces.

Lateral surface of knee joint is reinforced by the:

Fibular collateral ligament

The stronger and more stable a joint is:

The less mobility it has

Ligaments that limit the anterior posterior movement of the femur and maintain the alignment of the femoral and tibial condyles is the:

Cruciate ligaments

Movement that is exemplified by a ballerina pointing her toes is:

Plantar flexion

Scientific study of joints is called:


Nodding your head up and down is an example of:

Flexion and extension

Which of the following movements would you associate with chewing food?


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