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.
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Meniscus transplantation using treated xenogeneic meniscal tissue: Viability and chondroprotection study in rabbits.
Oral chondroprotection with nutraceuticals made of chondroitin sulphate plus glucosamine sulphate in osteoarthritis.
In vivo chondroprotection and metabolic synergy of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.
Taken all together, we hypothesize that andrographolide may also relieve joint inflammation and exert chondroprotection against cytokines induction via several intracellular signaling including NF-kB and MAPK pathways.
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.