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chon·dro·i·tin

 (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.

[From chondroitic acid, an acid occurring in cartilage.]

chondroitin

(kɒnˈdrəʊɪtɪn)
n
1. an element that is present in cartilage
2. (Pharmacology) an additive that can be taken to improve movement and elasticity of joints
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WASHINGTON -- "The Great Debate: Perspectives on Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate" will take place at The 70th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:20 a.
The National Institutes of Health is launching a study to see if glucosamine plus chondroitin works better than either alone.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are substances the body uses to build cartilage.
An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed the discovery of a lower risk of death from all causes among users of the arthritis supplements chondroitin and glucosamine over an average 5-year follow-up period.
In patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, does the use of chondroitin, glucosamine, or both in combination alleviate pain and improve function compared with NSAIDs or placebo?
For runners using coumadin, discuss taking glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate with your doctor.
Combination of FCHG49 Glucosamine Hydrochloride and TRH122 Chondroitin Sulfate Reduces Levels of C-reactive Protein Compared to Placebo
A new study has indicated that adding TSI Group's proprietary processed PUREFLEX brand low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate to a glucosamine sulfate regimen provided a statistically significant reduction in loss of knee cartilage.
The 2-year Study on Osteoarthritis Progression Prevention (STOPP) included 622 patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis from 40 centers in Europe and the United States, randomized to receive oral chondroitin sulfate 800 mg/day or placebo.
But chondroitin supplements frequently contain less chondroitin than their labels claim.
Dismissed a decade ago as "snake oil," glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have gained respect as treatments for osteoarthritis, Dr.
She's curious about the extremely high placebo response rate and wonders whether some members of that group might have been taking glucosamine and chondroitin on their own.