chondroprotection

chondroprotection

(kŏn-drō-prō-tĕk′shŭn)
1. Cartilage preservation.
2. The potential of some drugs or nutrients to prevent the degradation of cartilage that occurs with various forms of arthritis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Chondroitin is also a naturally occurring glycoaminoglycan that seems to support the efforts of glucosamine as well as provides chondroprotection while serving as a 'water magnet' within the joint matrix.