Effects of magnetic field on inflammation


The effects of a 50 Hz magnetic field on experimentally-induced inflammation in rats were studied. Carrageenan edema was inhibited significantly by exposure to magnetic field for 3 h. Adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats was also suppressed by the magnetic field.

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The authors with to thank the Kawasaki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., for providing the magnetic field apparatus.

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Mizushima, Y., Akaoka, I. & Nishida, Y. Effects of magnetic field on inflammation. Experientia 31, 1411–1412 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01923216

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  • Magnetic Field
  • Arthritis
  • Carrageenan Edema