an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of polysaccharides such as chitin; it is marketed as a dietary supplement supposedly to reduce the symptoms of arthritis

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  • Glucosamine — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • Glucosamine — Général Nom IUPAC (3R,4R,5S,6R) 3 Amino 6 (hydroxymethyl)oxane 2,4,5 triol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • glucosamine — [glykozamin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1905, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 1, p. 23; de glucose, et amine. ❖ ♦ Chim., biol. Nom d ensemble des dérivés aminés des sucres, tels qu ils se présentent dans divers constituants organiques formés de glucides et de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • glucosamine — An amino sugar found in chitin, cell membranes, and mucopolysaccharides generally; used as a pharmaceutic aid. * * * glu·cos·amine glü kō sə .mēn, zə n an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs esp. as a constituent of polysaccharides… …   Medical dictionary

  • glucosamine — n. the amino sugar of glucose, i.e. glucose in which the hydroxyl group is replaced by an amino group. Glucosamine is a component of mucopolysaccharides and glycoproteins: for example, hyaluronic acid, a mucopolysaccharide found in synovial fluid …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • glucosamine — gliukozaminas statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CHOH)₄CH(NH₂)CHO atitikmenys: angl. chitosamine; glucosamine rus. глюкозамин; хитозамин ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 amino 2 deoksi D gliukozė sinonimas – chitozaminas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • glucosamine — noun Date: 1884 an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (as chitin and cartilage) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glucosamine — Lackie Amino sugar (2 amino 2 deoxyglucose) ; component of chitin, heparan sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, and many complex polysaccharides. Usually found as b D N acetylglucosamine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • glucosamine — /glooh koh seuh meen , min/, n. Biochem. an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin. [1880 85; GLUCOSE + AMINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • glucosamine — glu·co·sa·mine …   English syllables