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glu·co·sa·mine

 (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.

glucosamine

(ɡluːˈkəʊzˈəmiːn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) the amino derivative of glucose that occurs in chitin. It has been used in some herbal remedies
2. (Complementary Medicine) the amino derivative of glucose that occurs in chitin. It has been used in some herbal remedies

glu•co•sa•mine

(gluˈkoʊ səˌmin, -mɪn)

n.
an amino sugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin.
[1880–85; glucose + -amine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glucosamine - an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides
amino, amino group - the radical -NH2
chitin - a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
glucose - a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
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glucosamine

n glucosamina
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In animal studies, it has been demonstrated that glucosamine sulfate slows down cartilage destruction by means of stimulating production of glucosamine and proteoglycans, as well as causing inhibition of proteolytic enzymes (15).
EFFECT OF GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE WITH OR WITHOUT OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS IN PATIENTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS
Several experimental studies have now elucidated the mechanism of action of glucosamine sulfate on osteoarthritis.
Clinical development of glucosamine sulfate as selective drug in osteoarthritis.
In human osteoarthritic chondrocytes, glucosamine sulfate (GS) was tested for its ability to regulate the expression of genes, encoding for constitutive extracellular matrix macromolecules.
MU: Do glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin continue to demonstrate benefits in people with OA?
In addition, she took a daily dose of 1,500 mg glucosamine sulfate, 1200 mg chondroitin sulfate, and 500 mg methylsulfonylmethane.
For that reason, if you're taking glucosamine sulfate for your arthritis pain, it should not be necessary to take it along with HA.
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate combo on joint cartilage of A/J mice.