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 (glo͞o-kō′sə-mēn′, glo͞o′kō-)
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.


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


(gluˈkoʊ səˌmin, -mɪn)

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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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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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.
15 Glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, sodium hyaluronate.
He suggests starting dogs on a supplement containing glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate by 8 months of age.
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.
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.
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 greenlipped muscle, glucosamine hydrochloride and/or chondroitin sulphate that will do no harm and are worth a try but are unlikely to solve the problem.
Research: This study compared the efficacy and safety of chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine hydrochloride (CS+GH) versus celecoxib in patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe pain.
2]], (3) degrades of chitosan with lysozyme, (4) chitosan-Zn complex, and (5) glucosamine hydrochloride.
Glucosamine is widely used in the United States as a dietary supplement, most often as glucosamine sulfate but also as n-acetyl glucosamine and glucosamine hydrochloride, although there is limited evidence of effectiveness for the latter formulations.