biolubrication

biolubrication

(bī'ō-lū-bri-kā'shun),
Any of various mechanisms whereby friction between mobile anatomic parts is reduced, as on cartilaginous surfaces.
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Gels and brushes appear to play an important role in biolubrication, while highly confined, highly hydrated charged polymers are key to the important mechanical properties of cartilage.
Her studies of forces acting between thin layers of polymer gels led to the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of polymer association and biolubrication.