Glucosamine



[gloo-koh-suh-meen, -min] /gluˈkoʊ səˌmin, -mɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin.
/ɡluːˈkəʊzˈəmiːn/
noun
1.
the amino derivative of glucose that occurs in chitin. It has been used in some herbal remedies

glucosamine glu·co·sa·mine (glōō-kō’sə-mēn’, glōō’kō-sə-mēn’)
n.
An amino derivative of glucose that is found especially in polysaccharides such as chitin and in cell membranes.
glucosamine
(gl-kō’sə-mēn’, gl’kō-)
An amino derivative of glucose in which an amino group replaces a hydroxyl group. It is a component of many polysaccharides and is the basic structural unit of chitin. Glucosamine is used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement by some people with symptoms of arthritis. Chemical formula: C6H13NO5.

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