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Which of the following is true about Synovial fluid? (PGI Dec 07)
A  It is a newtonian fluid

B  It is a thixotropic fluid

C  It is a Rheopectic fluid

D  None of the above

Ans. B It is a thixotropic fluid
Fluid Newtonian
Newtonian fluid 
Non newtonian 

Newtonian Fluid is a fluid whose viscosity is constant in relation to rate of shear changes. Examples are All gases and Simple fluids 
Non Newtonian Fluid is a fluid whose viscosity changes as the rate of shear changes 

Thixotropic 
Rheopectic 

Fluids whose viscosity decreases with increased rates of shear. e.g. Synovial Fluid 
Fluids whose viscosity increases with increased rates of shear 
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