"Glycosaminoglycans" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating structure of each disaccharide involves alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine (see ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE) or N-acetylgalactosamine (see ACETYLGALACTOSAMINE).
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Glycosaminoglycans".
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