Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Joint fluid

Joint fluid, known to us (pre) medical specialists, is scientifically called synovial fluid. If you remember from the “C” post on Chlamydia, this normally sterile site can become infected by certain disease states.  Also, in other inflammatory disorders such as gout, you can have the formation of monosodium urate crystals or an increase in the white blood cell line that take up space in your synovial fluid. There typically isn’t very much fluid in these areas, just enough to add some lubrication so you can get out there and be active. Go be active right now, because that is all I can think of to write about for “J”.

Darn good and sure of it,



  1. My family members have some issues with their joints. Maybe its a fluid thing. Anyway, hope that doesn't happen to me as I'm an avid sports enthusiast.

    Happy A to Z blogging!

    1. My family is the same way. Lots of things can happen to/accumulate in/affect that small amount of fluid causing various problems, not all of which are genetic! Let's hope we're not in for it too!

      Thanks for stopping by!