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What is Oxidative Stress?

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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM,volume 224)

Abstract

Since the appearance in 1985 of the book, ‘Oxidative Stress’ (1), the biomedical area in particular has increasingly utilized this term in order to denote a challenge of the biological system by oxidants. The current cumulative number of Medline hits is 10,550, the 1,000/year mark having been passed in 1995, and the 3,000/year mark in 1997 (see Fig. 1). What precisely, does this term mean?

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Sies, H. (2000). What is Oxidative Stress?. In: Keaney, J.F. (eds) Oxidative Stress and Vascular Disease. Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol 224. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4649-8_1

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