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glucosamine

 [gloo-ko´-sah-mēn]
an amino derivative of glucose occurring in many glycoproteins and mucopolysaccharides.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glu·co·sa·mine

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

(glū-kō'să-mēn)
An amino sugar found in chitin, cell membranes, and mucopolysaccharides generally.
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Varying concentrations (0.5%, 1%, 2%, 3%, and 30%) of glucosamine hydrochloride solution (40 [micro]L) in water were also examined for antibacterial effect.
OD: once daily; GS: glucosamine sulfate; CS: chondroitin sulfate; OA: osteoarthritis; GH: glucosamine hydrochloride. Table 2: Studies relating Glucosamine use with the onset of Insulin Resistance.
There are a few types of glucosamine supplement and while each has its merits, glucosamine hydrochloride is the one recommended by many veterinarians.
However, some experts point out that it used glucosamine hydrochloride, while most people nowadays take glucosamine sulfate, which is said to be more bio-available.
For dogs the line includes three new products: Cosequin Hip & Joint Support Supplement with glucosamine hydrochloride (HCI) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cosequin Hip & Joint Support Plus Supplement with Perna Canaliculus (Green Lipped) Mussel, and Cosequin Multi Total Joint Health and Protection with Multivitamins and Minerals.
(13) However, it was observed that glucosamine hydrochloride does not induce symptomatic relief in knee OA to the same extent that GS does.
The Basics: All kidding aside, maximum strength NutraJoint has glucosamine hydrochloride (1,650 milligrams per serving) added to the company's signature powdered gelatin.
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).
In one study, 39 people with mild-to-moderate arthritis symptoms who took 2,000 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride plus 1,600 mg of chondroitin every day for six months reported less knee pain than 33 similar people who took a placebo.
* Intervention: Eligible subjects were randomly assigned to one of five orally administered treatments: 500 mg glucosamine hydrochloride t.i.d., 400 mg sodium chondroitin sulfate t.i.d., 500 mg glucosamine plus 400 mg sodium chondroitin sulfate t.i.d.
Participants were randomly assigned to take either 1500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride or a placebo, once daily.
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).