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Hyaluronic acid's biomechanical stabilization function in the temporomandibular joint.
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PMID:  12457087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyaluronic acid is one of the components of synovial fluid. According to what is already well known in national and international biomedical literature, hyaluronic acid in the context of the TMJ serves two important biomechanical tasks. The first is feeding the articular cartilage; the second is lubricating the components of the joint. These two functions served by the same element change each other according to the continuous alternation of values of pressure in the articular cavity. The authors propose to overcome this statement by demonstrating that hyaluronic acid plays a third function in the TMJ, which is the biomechanical function of stabilizing the articular components.
P Cascone; L Fonzi Dagger; I V Aboh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1049-2275     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-28     Completed Date:  2003-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-4     Citation Subset:  D    
Universita Degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Cattedra di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage, Articular / metabolism
Dental Stress Analysis
Hyaluronic Acid / physiology*
Hydrostatic Pressure
Mastication / physiology
Synovial Fluid / chemistry,  physiology*
Temporomandibular Joint / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
9004-61-9/Hyaluronic Acid

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