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n. Abbr. GAG
Any of a group of unbranched polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often are attached to or form complexes with proteins. Also called mucopolysaccharide.

[glycose, hexose (variant of glucose) + amino- + glycan.]
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(ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn)

any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins. Formerly, mucopolysaccharide.
[1975–80; glyco- + (hexo)samin(e) a hexose derivative + -o- + glycan polysaccharide]
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Their valves provided a snapshot of early CAVD that is challenging to capture in humans, showing that it typically begins with the accumulation of certain sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in valve tissue.
For healthy cartilage, your dog needs hyaluronic acid, collagen, and glycosaminoglycans.