- an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin.
Origin of glucosamine
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When hydrolysed these fungoid celluloses yield, in addition to monoses, glucosamine and acetic acid.
- the amino derivative of glucose that occurs in chitin. It has been used in some herbal remedies
- An amino derivative of glucose that is found especially in polysaccharides such as chitin and in cell membranes.
- 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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