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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.
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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.
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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]
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chondroitin

A viscous compound of protein and carbohydrate (a GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN or MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDE) found in crystalline lenses and corneas and in some other connective tissues.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
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