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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 product's liquid formula is also said to be easier to swallow, and to be absorbed better and faster by the body when compared with other glucosamine supplements available in pill form.
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Glucosamine also inhibited the aggrecan degradation in a rat chondrosarcoma cell line and bovine cartilage explants, a result that was mediated by aggrecanase, a proteinase induced by interleukin-1 or retinoic acid.
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The evidence for using glucosamine and chondroitin is weak, but many people like you believe they benefit from taking them.
I have had a few patients who were using other treatments, and when we added glucosamine and chondroitin to their regimen, it made a significant difference," Dr.
Glucosamine is likely safe when taken by mouth in studied doses (500 milligrams three times daily) for a short time by healthy adults.
Regenasure glucosamine has been a staple of the human dietary supplement and functional food markets for more than a decade, said Mike Fleagle, Regenasure brand manager, Cargill.
Cartilage status declined in both groups to the same degree, and there was no evidence that glucosamine lessened the deterioration of knee cartilage.
Yet Moskowitz helped run the National Institutes of Health's GAIT trial, which found that glucosamine doesn't work.
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The real question with glucosamine is whether it's effective.