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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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Intramuscular chondroitin polysulfate prevents radiographic progression of finger osteoarthritis (SOR: B, based on 1 randomized controlled trial).
7) One hundred sixty-five Caucasian patients, aged 40 to 70 years, were randomized to receive either a 50-mg intramuscular injection of chondroitin polysulfate, twice weekly, for 8 weeks, every 4 months, versus placebo, or 400 mg of oral chondroitin sulfate, 3 times a day, versus placebo.
In joints already affected, intramuscular chondroitin polysulfate significantly reduced progression of distal interphalangeal, proximal interpharangeal, and metacarpophalangeal joint space narrowing (P<.

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