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chondroitin sulfate

 [kon-dro´ĭ-tin]
a glycosaminoglycan (mucopolysaccharide) which is widespread in connective tissue, particularly cartilage, and in the cornea.

chondroitin sulfate

/chon·dro·i·tin sul·fate/ (kon-dro´ĭ-tin)
1. a glycosaminoglycan that predominates in connective tissue, particularly cartilage, bone, and blood vessels, and in the cornea.
2. a preparation of chondroitin sulfate from bovine tracheal cartilage, administered orally for the treatment of osteoarthritis and joint pain.

chondroitin sulfate

A glycosaminoglycan present in connective tissue, including the cornea and cartilage. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat joint pain, esp. in people and animals with degenerative joint disease, usually combined with the dietary supplement glucosamine.
See also: chondroitin

chondroitin sulfate

a glycosaminoglycan (mucopolysaccharide) which is widespread in connective tissue, particularly cartilage, and in the cornea.
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A real-life multicentre clinical practice study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravesical chondroitin sulphate for the treatment of interstitial cystitis.
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group pilot evaluation of the efficacy and safety of intravesical sodium chondroitin sulphate versus vehicle control in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
Impact of intravesical hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate on bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate (CS), alone or in combination, as well as celecoxib and placebo on painful knee OA over 2 years.
A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE AND CHONDROITIN SULPHATE ON SURGICALLY TREATED AND UNTREATED FOCAL CARTILAGE DAMAGE
Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Head of the Osteoarthritis Research Unit, at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, published a clinical trial, in which they confirm, for the first time using quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (qMRI), the disease modifying effects of chondroitin sulphate, a symptomatic slow acting drug for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA).
111), explored the effect of chondroitin sulphate (CS) treatment on cartilage volume loss, subchondral bone marrow lesions (BML) and synovitis in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
A total of 17 of the 32 products contained less than 40 per cent of the chondroitin sulphate stated on the label and only five out of 32 had the labelled amount.
In two of the products there was also a great variation in the amount of chondroitin sulphate found in each capsule.
Waitaki's Chondroitin Sulphate Complex is a natural product containing chondroitin sulphate, type II collagen and bioactive growth factors to support optimal joint function.
Recent studies have shown that the ingestion or injection of products containing chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and cartilage matrix can reduce inflammation in joints of humans and animals, and possibly help regenerate bone cartilage tissue.
Derived from one of the world's cleanest cartilage sources--New Zealand, pasture-fed, free range cattle--BTC contains significant levels of chondroitin sulphate and type II collagen.

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