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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

(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.
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