Definition of glucosamine in English:

glucosamine

Line breaks: glu|cosa¦mine
Pronunciation: /gluːˈkəʊsəmiːn
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • 1A crystalline compound which occurs widely in connective tissue, especially as a component of chitin.
    • A glucose derivative containing an amino group; chemical formula: C6H13NO5
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    • In addition, experiments were conducted at sea to measure the growth of heterotrophic bacteria in response to amendments of amino acids, protein, N-acetyl glucosamine, and chitin.
    • An example of recurrent mutation in human beings is the ABO blood group, where types A and B are functional alleles that control enzymes that link glucosamine or n-acetyl glucosamine to a common precursor.
    • Glutamine is an energy source for enterocytes of the small intestine, helps form nicotinamide for energy transfers and glucosamine for connective tissue, and contributes to purine and pyrimidine nucleotides.
  • 1.1A synthesized form of this, taken to relieve arthritis pain.
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    • Others will have to rely on acetaminophen or dietary supplements such as glucosamine, ginger, turmeric or boswellia.
    • Some evidence suggests that the dietary supplement glucosamine probably improves osteoarthritis symptoms.
    • Some find dietary supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin helpful.

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