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 (brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme derived from pineapple, used as an anti-inflammatory agent in homeopathy and as a meat tenderizer in the food industry
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Prospective double-blind clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of Bromelain in the third molar extraction postoperative period.
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Biopharmaceutical company MediWound (NasdaqGM:MDWD) reported on Tuesday the receipt of patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for claims related to the its proprietary injectable bromelain solution, MWPC003, for enzymatic treatment of connective tissue diseases.
Along with digestive enzyme (like betaine and pepsin bromelain and pancreatic), you need help from good bacteria.
An excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, pineapples also contain bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties.
Bromelain also supports healthy muscle tissue structure.
The bromelain enzyme in pineapple may help reduce mucus, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, US.
Reduce inflammatory damage to the brain by consuming: a) DHA: an omega-3 fish oil which is an essential brain lipid, critical for maximal brain health and protection; b) grape seed extract, bromelain, quercetin, ginger; and c) polyphenols--turmeric, resveratrol.
Bromelain, from the leaves of pineapple and Lime Pearl, from the Australian Caviar Lime fruit, gently loosen dead cells from the surface of the skin and boost cell turnover.
PINEAPPLE Contains vitamins C, B1 and B6, copper, magnesium and fibre, as well as bromelain, a sulphur compound containing digestive enzymes, which also acts as an antiinflammatory to the whole body.
The yellow fruit contains bromelain, an enzyme which reportedly triggers testosterone production, and the fruit's potassium and vitamin B increase energy levels.
Moreover, MUXF3 CCDs from bromelain were determined in all subjects (Ro214, Phadia, Sweden).