arteparon (ärˈ·t·paˑ·rn),

n derived from bovine tracheal and lung cartilage, an agent used to prevent the destruction of cartilage and/or facilitate repair of damaged cartilage; improper use can cause serious thromboembolic complications like pulmonary embolus, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, and hemiplegic apoplexia. Reported side effects also include serious allergic reactions, subcutaneous fat necrosis, reversible alopecia, and arthropathy.
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In initial laboratory tests, an experimental substance known as Arteparon successfully reduced cartilage breakdown in animal models.