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glucosamine

 [gloo-ko´-sah-mēn]
an amino derivative of glucose occurring in many glycoproteins and mucopolysaccharides.

glu·co·sa·mine

(glū-kos'ă-mēn),
An amino sugar found in chitin, cell membranes, and mucopolysaccharides generally.

glucosamine

/glu·co·sa·mine/ (gloo-ko´sah-mēn) an amino derivative of glucose, occurring in glycosaminoglycans and a variety of complex polysaccharides such as blood group substances. The sulfate salt is used as a nutritional supplement and as a popular remedy for osteoarthritis.

glucosamine

(glo͞o-kō′sə-mēn′, glo͞o′kō-)
n.
An amino derivative of glucose, C6H13NO5, in which an amino group replaces a hydroxyl group. It is a component of many polysaccharides and the basic structural unit of chitin, and is used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement alone or in combination with chondroitin for treatment of joint pain in arthritis.

glu·co·sa·mine

(glū-kō'să-mēn)
An amino sugar found in chitin, cell membranes, and mucopolysaccharides generally.

glucosamine

agent used to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis (1.5 g daily)

glucosamine (glōō·kōˑ·s·mēn),

n 2-amino-2-deoxyglucose in chitin, mucopolysaccharides, and mucoproteins. Used with chondroitin for osteoarthritis. Not for consumption by children, pregnant or nursing women, and people with diabetes. Can cause sleepiness, headaches, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, esophageal reflux, upset stomach, and rashes. Also called
chitosamine and
GS. See also chondroitin.

glucosamine

an amino derivative of glucose occurring in many glycoproteins and mucopolysaccharides.
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The five trial groups are glucosamine hydrochloride (1500 mg/day), chondroitin sulfate (1200 mg/day), glucosamine plus chondroitin, Celebrex (COX-2 inhibitor; 200 mg/day), and placebo.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study assessed the effects of 28 days of administration of glucosamine hydrochloride (1,500 mg/day) plus chondroitin sulfate (1,200 mg/day) in 18 adult patients (9 men and 9 women) who were healthy and overweight (body mass index 25.
Navy SEALs with mild-to-moderate arthritis reported less pain when they took 1,500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride plus 1,200 mg of chondroitin every day for four months than when they took a placebo.
Houpt JB, McMillan R, Wein C, et al: Effect of glucosamine hydrochloride in the treatment of pain of osteoarthritis of the knee.
announced today the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrates the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate C the same active ingredients found in the joint health dietary supplement CosaminDS -- in the management of joint health and wellness.
The six-month study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involved nearly 1600 OA patients who were given a placebo or daily doses of 1500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride and/or 1200 mg of chondroitin sulfate or 200 mg of the common NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex).
One possibility is that the glucosamine hydrochloride used in GAIT doesn't work as well as the glucosamine sulfate used in most earlier studies (and found in most supplements).
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Participants were randomly assigned to take either 1500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride or a placebo, once daily.