Antiinflammatory, Analgesic, and Antiulcer Activities of Copper Complexes Suggest Their Use in a Physiologic Approach to Treatment of Arthritic Diseases
Copper is an essential metalloelement, and therefore is required by all human cells for normal metabolism. Amounts of copper found in various body tissues and fluids have been tabulated elsewhere.1 Calculated amounts of ionic copper suggested to be present in biological systems (10-18 M in plasma) are too small to be measured using the most sensitive instrumentation available. As a result, measurable tissue copper content reflects content of copper complexes, and these complexes account for absorption, distribution, and biologically active forms, including copper-dependent enzymes.1,2
KeywordsCopper Complex Copper Chloride Copper Acetate Niflumic Acid Effective Analgesic
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