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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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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 1994, Muller-Fassbender, et al, conducted a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of glucosamine sulfate 500 mg vs ibuprofen 400 mg three times in a day orally for 4 weeks in 200 hospitalized patients with active osteoarthritis of the knee.
The trial evaluated the efficacy of chondroitin sulfate 1200 mg plus glucosamine sulfate 1500 mg (CS/GS) compared with placebo in 164 patients with Grade 2 or 3 knee OA and moderate to severe knee pain.
We can also include CS in the context of a comprehensive holistic approach of nutrition and exercise and with or without other natural medicine agents such as curcuminoids, boswellia, fish oils, glucosamine sulfate, and more.
Glucosamine sulfate use and delay of progression of knee osteoarthritis: a 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
Key words: Chondroitin Sulfate Glucosamine Sulfate Osteoarthritis cartilage and histological lesions.
However, several studies have reported that when comparing both formulations, glucosamine sulfate exhibits more favorable results, especially in its crystalline form [24,56,57].
Glucosamine is an aminosaccharide, acting as a preferred substrate and subsequently, for the production of aggrecan and other proteoglycans of cartilage.5 Glucosamine sulfate (GS) reduced knee pain and improved muscle strength with resistance training but their effects on cartilage and synovium metabolism in patients with OA are controversial.6 Loss of minimum joint space width over two years was significantly lower in Glucosamine sulfate (GS) group than placebo graph.
But experts agree that a daily 1,500 mg dose of glucosamine sulfate is generally safe and well tolerated-the main exception being for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Besides the common OA therapy with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the treatment with chondroprotectives, such as glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, collagen hydrolysate, or nutrients, such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids is a promising therapeutic approach.
Search terms consisted of combinations of glucosamine sulfate (GS), chondrotin sulfate (CS), or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) with terms for spinal arthritis or osteoarthritis, spinal degenerative joint disease, or degenerative disc disease (the exact search terms and strategies employed are available from the authors).