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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.

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

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]
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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The dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, together or alone, appeared to fare no better than placebo in slowing loss of cartilage in osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers from the Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) team report in the October issue of "Arthritis & Rheumatism." "While these results are of interest, we cannot draw definitive conclusions about the utility of glucosamine or chondroitin in reducing joint space width loss, in part because the placebo group fared better than anticipated based on prior research results," said Josephine P.
According to Mintel, joint health has been a major focus of the aging population, which has led to more mineral and vitamin supplements being formulated with such ingredients as glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.
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According to a new study the popular dietary supplement glucosamine doesn't cause insulin resistance, the precursor of type 2, or adult onset, diabetes.
The combination of the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin can provide significant pain relief from osteoarthritis, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The dietary supplements glucosamine HCl and chondroitin sulfate failed to show overall efficacy for pain relief in osteoarthritis of the knee in a large double-blind trial, but questions concerning their potential benefits in patients with more severe pain remain, as do suggestions that longer term use may have disease-modifying effects.