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What Is Hyaluronate?

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NeoVisc® FAQ > What Is Hyaluronate?

Hyaluronate is a naturally occurring linear polysaccharide found in connective tissue, synovial fluid, vitreous humour of the eye, birth canal etc. It has been shown to play an important role in many biological processes such as embryonic development, cell differentiation, tissue hydration and proteoglycan organization.

In the joint Hyaluronate provides the viscoelasticity (lubrication) of synovial fluid and the resilience and elastic strength cushioning effect) to cartilage.
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