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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.
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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
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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]
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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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Glucosamine hydrochloride (GH) is a chemical that is responsible for the growth, repair, and maintenance of cartilage.
When it comes to canine athletes, supplements containing glucosamine hydrochloride are an excellent choice.
There are some veterinary nutritional supplements containing green-lipped muscle, glucosamine hydrochloride and/or chondroitin sulphate or boswellia extract that will do no harm and are worth a try, but are unlikely to solve the problem alone.
Glucosamine hydrochloride acts as a building block of cartilage by supplying key nutrients that keeps cartilage cells healthy and functioning properly
While the clinical significance of these findings is not certain, glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride should be used with caution in patients with elevated or high-normal IOP and in patients with glaucoma.
There's a lovely paper by a chemist that shows that glucosamine hydrochloride and glucosamine sulfate are indistinguishable once they get past the stomach.
Nutramax Labs announced in January the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrated the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate--the same active ingredients found in its joint health dietary supplement CosaminDS --in the management of joint health and wellness.
The study randomized 18 overweight men and women between the ages of 20 and 55 years to receive 1,200 mg per day chondroitin sulfate and 1,500 mg per day glucosamine hydrochloride, or a placebo, for 28 days, followed by an equal number of days during which no supplements were given.
The veterinarian-formulated dog treat offers 500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride in a peanut butter flavor.
Symptomatic treatment for the pain may be preferred and if canidryl is not working there are some veterinary nutritional supplements containing green-lipped muscle, glucosamine hydrochloride and/or chondroitin sulphate that will do no harm and are worth a try but are unlikely to solve the problem.