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chon·dro·i·tin

(kon-drō'i-tin),
A (muco)polysaccharide (proteoglycan) composed of alternating residues of β-d-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-d-galactosamine sulfate in alternating β(1-3) and β(1-4) linkages; present among the ground substance materials in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

chondroitin

(kŏn-drō′ĭ-tĭn)
n.
Any of several sulfated glycosaminoglycans that are a major constituent of various connective tissues, especially blood vessels, bone, and cartilage, used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement alone or in combination with glucosamine for joint pain in arthritis.

chon·dro·i·tin

(kon-drō'i-tin)
Dietary supplement made from bovine cartilage; widely used for its purported efficacy against osteoarthritis; some clinical studies suggest its value, others make no such confirmation. Association with spontaneous internal bleeding.
[chondroit- fr. chondroitic acid, + -in]

chondroitin

A viscous compound of protein and carbohydrate (a GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN or MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDE) found in crystalline lenses and corneas and in some other connective tissues.

chondroitin (kn·droiˑ·tin),

n naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for elasticity of cartilage. Derived from animal cartilage and taken as a dietary supplement. Chemical name: chondroitin sulfate, chondroitin sulfuric acid, chonsurid; part used: bovine tracheal cartilage; uses: antithrombotic, extravasation agent, arthritis, ischemic heart disease, hyperlipidemia; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with bleeding or kidney failure; can cause headaches, agitation, euphoria, nausea, bleeding. Also called
CAS, chondroitin sulfate, or
chondroitin C.

chon·dro·i·tin

(kon-drō'i-tin)
Dietary supplement made from bovine cartilage; widely used for its purported efficacy against osteoarthritis; some clinical studies suggest its value, others make no such confirmation. Association with spontaneous internal bleeding.
[chondroit- fr. chondroitic acid, + -in]

chondroitin (kondroit´ən),

n a mucopolysaccharide present in the intercellular substance or matrix of connective tissue, particularly cartilage.
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MS, MPH, a member of the steering committee for the $14 million NIH study, will argue the position that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin are effective in reducing pain and improving functional ability in patients with osteoarthritis.
For the primary outcome across all patients, the rate of response to glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, either alone or in combination, was not significantly different from placebo.
That study found that participants who were users of glucosamine and chondroitin had a lower risk of certain health conditions.
10 mm among those receiving chondroitin, reported Dr.
The dietary sulfur in MSM complements the action of Glucosamine and Chondroitin to promote healthy, flexible joints," says Rexall Sundown of its glucosamine-chondroitin-MSM mixture called Osteo Bi-Flex Plus MSM.
Hungerford offered a caveat to these findings: The chondroitin and glucosamine products used in clinical studies contain optimum amounts of active ingredients.
1500 mg glucosamine daily; 1200 mg chondroitin sulfate daily; Both glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate; 200 mg of celecoxib daily; or placebo.
In an article published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, Swiss researchers report the results of a trial that uncovered a benefit for supplementation with chondroitin sulfate in men and women with osteoarthritis of the hand.
The MOVES trial is truly an important study that provides additional evidence to support the use of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, at a daily dose of 1,500 and 1,200 milligrams, respectively, in managing joint health in a wide variety of patient populations," said Dr.
com that contained glucosamine and/or chondroitin, four products failed to pass the review.
The question of whether use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate either together or alone can delay progression of osteoarthritis may be answered by the eventual findings from ongoing ancillary studies that are part of the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial, according to Dr.
We also found that many chondroitin pills contained far less chondroitin than their labels said.