Ano 2009 - Volume 29, Número 10


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Características fisicoquímicas e citológicas do líquido sinovial da articulação temporomandibular em eqüinos, 29(10):829-833
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ABSTRACT.- Fonseca F.A., Zambrano R.S., Dias G.M.B., Lima E.M.M., Alves G.E.S. & Godoy R.F. 2009. [Physical, biochemical and cytological characteristics of the equine temporomandibular joint synovial fluid.] Características fisicoquímicas e citológicas do líquido sinovial da articulação temporomandibular em eqüinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 29(10):829-833. Hospital Veterinário de Grandes Animais, Faculdade de Agronomia e Veterinária, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF 70636-200, Brazil. E-mail: robertagodoy@unb.br

Physical, biochemical and cytological characteristics of the temporomandibular joint synovial fluid were studied in ten clinically normal horses. It is a viscous, pale yellow, clear fluid and without flocculent material at room temperature. There was blood contamination in three samples, they presented red-yellow to red and cloudy. The range of glucose levels were 100 to 250 and its protein concentration was up to 3,8g/dL. Nucleated cells mean number was 417 cells/µL, with predominating large mononuclear cells and lymphocytes. Equine temporomandibular synovial fluids can be easily evaluated, being feasible in clinical and surgical routine, and the information may be useful to the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of animals with temporomandibular alterations.
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