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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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The Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) randomized 1,583 patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis to receive 1,500 mg/day of glucosamine, 1,200 mg/day of chondroitin sulfate, a combination of the two supplements in those same doses, 200 mg/day of celecoxib, or placebo for 3 months.
which manufactures liquid Symtec Joint Movement Glucosamine dietary supplement, has kicked off marketing initiatives following the release of two long-awaited studies.
and the other in Europe, show the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin can reduce pain in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Results from two major studies investigating glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for treating osteoarthritis (OA) are in.
Over the last 10 years, several studies have investigated the ability of glucosamine sulfate to improve the symptoms (pain and function) and to delay the structural progression of osteoarthritis.
com)-- Nuvertex Health is changing the game for Arthritis sufferers with the release of its joint pain relief supplement, Glucosamine with Chondroitin Turmeric MSM Boswellia Supplement.
Q I've got osteoarthritis in my knee so I take glucosamine and chondroitin supplements which do help me.
Primed Paws has introduced a beef-flavored glucosamine supplement for dogs that the company said is fast-acting, non-GMO and easy to feed.
Little about the use of glucosamine and chondroitin for easing knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain is absolute.
PLoS One reported the outcome of a double-blind, crossover study that found supplementation with chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, a nutritional combination used to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, was associated with a reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.
Yet another study has examined whether glucosamine, the popular dietary supplement for sufferers of osteoarthritis, was actually effective at alleviating symptoms.
The supplements glucosamine and chondroitin do not relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), new studies confirm, supporting previous studies that reached the same conclusion.