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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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