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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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