what is the function of synovial fluid

Synovial fluid, also called synovia, is a viscous, non-Newtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints. With its egg white–like consistency, the principal role of synovial fluid is to reduce friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints during movement.
  • lubrication. reduces friction between bones.
  • nutrient distribution. circulates within a joint to provide nutrients and waste disposal for chondrocytes.
  • shock absorption. helps to distribute pressure evenly across the joint.