Distortion of the Bond Angle in a Magnetic and Its Possible Magnetobiological Implications
Various theories of the biological effect of magnetic fields have been offered in the past. The most common theory offered is that the effect originates in the molecules containing iron, such as hemoglobin and the cytochromes. These theories are proposed because of the well-known paramagnetic properties of iron.
KeywordsMagnetic Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance External Magnetic Field Orientation Factor Angular Distortion
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