Nitric oxide (NO) influence on 2-deoxy-(3H) glucose uptake by normal chondrocytes. Effect of the NO donors sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and N-ethyl-2(1-ethyl-2 hydroxy-2-nitrosohydrazine (NOC-12) on the uptake of 2-deoxy-(3H) glucose by normal chondrocytes for 15 minutes. The detailed procedure is described in Materials and methods. Values are the mean ± SD; n = 7. *P ≤ 0.05 versus untreated chondrocytes (control).