chondroitin(redirected from chondroitin polysulfate)
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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.]
1. an element that is present in cartilage
2. (Pharmacology) an additive that can be taken to improve movement and elasticity of joints