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bromelain

 [bro´mĕ-lān]
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of specific bonds in proteins. Different forms are derived from the fruit (fruit b.) and stem (stem b.) of the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus. As the concentrate bromelains, it is used as an antiinflammatory agent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bro·me·lain

, bromelin (brō'mĕ-lān, -lin),
One of a group of peptide hydrolases, all thiol proteinases, obtained from pineapple stems and fruit; used in tenderizing meats and in producing hydrolysates of proteins; orally administered in the treatment of inflammation and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bromelain

(brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also

bromelin

(-lən)
n.
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.
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bromelain

Any trypsin-like cysteine endopeptidase enzyme (thiol protease) obtained from the fruit (EC 3.4.22.33) or stem (EC 3.4.22.32) of the pineapple (Ananas comosus); bromelain is used as an anti-inflammatory, meat tenderiser, proteolytic, to reduce oedema and, in transfusion medicine, to increase red cell agglutination in the presence of incomplete antibodies.
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Bromelin contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that is extracted from the stem of the pineapple.
You can buy it in the form of Lichtwer Pharma's Bromelin tablets, pounds 7.99 for a pack of 30 One-A-Day tablets, available from Boots, Superdrug or by calling (01628) 488600.
Lichtwer Pharma's Bromelin tablets cost pounds 7.99 for a pack of 30 One-A-Day tablets and are available from Boots and other leading pharmacies.
Bromelin is made from an extract of pineapple and has been available commercially as a medicine since the 1950s.
The Reading University study examined the effect of Bromelin tablets on otherwise healthy adults who suffered mild knee pain - 126 adults were recruited and took a Lictwer pharma product for three months.
Lichtwer Pharma's Bromelin tablets, which contain bromelain, are available from Boots, independent pharmacies and health food stores or mail order by calling 01628 533307, price pounds 7.99 for a pack of 30 One-A-Day tablets.
Pineapple and papaya are excellent sources of digestive enzymes or Lorraine could take Lichtwer Pharma's Bromelin (pounds 7.99 for 30, from Boots or call 01803-528668).
People aged 25 to 50 who have suffered from knee pain regularly for not longer than three months will be sent free samples of Bromelin, a new supplement from Lichtwer Pharma.