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 (brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]


(Biochemistry) an enzyme derived from pineapple, used as an anti-inflammatory agent in homeopathy and as a meat tenderizer in the food industry
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The assay of the bromelains using N-CBZ-L-lysine p-nitrophenylester and N-CBZL- glycine p-nitrophenyl ester as substrates.
Bromelain refers to proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple plant (Ananas comosus).
For instance, freeze drying and spray drying of bromelain had been reported [10].
In view of the above, the purpose of this study is to maximize the activity of spray dried recombinant stem bromelain by optimization of some spray drying process operational conditions.
The use of bromelains in sinusitis: a double-blind clinical evaluation.
Perhaps the incredibly low price of bromelain has precluded even natural health enthusiasts from recognizing its multifaceted benefits.
Back in 1982, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw wrote about the benefits of a plant enzyme called bromelain in their best- seller book Life Extension.
Scientists have recently shown that bromelain provides powerful anti-inflammatory properties without the problems associated with drug therapy.
Bodi T (1966) The effects of oral bromelains on tissue permeability to antibiotics and pain response to bradykinin: double blind studies on human subjects.
There is preliminary clinical evidence to support the contention that the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of bromelain help to reduce symptoms of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
Key words: bromelain, pineapple extract, knee pain, arthritis, well-being
Bromelain may offer such an alternative (Maurer, 2001).