Chondroitin vs. Chondromucoid



(biochemistry) Any of a range of mucopolysaccharides, derived from galactosamine and glucuronic acid, that occur in cartilage and bone.


The combination of chondroitin sulfate and collagen fibres that gives cartilage its resilience and flexibility.


A chondroitin is a chondrin derivative.Types include: Chondroitin sulfate Dermatan sulfateChondroitin as a supplement is now commonly used in treating the joint disease of osteoarthritis as well as glucosamine. In contrast to the symptomatic treatments, chondroitin can modify the progression of a disease process in the patient which it can be used as an alternative medicine.

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