Metal Ions in Biological Systems: Volume 41: Metal Ions and Their Complexes in Medication

1st Edition

Astrid Sigel

CRC Press
Published March 26, 2004
Reference - 600 Pages
ISBN 9780824753511 - CAT# DK2934
Series: Metal Ions in Biological Systems

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Summary

Metal ions are currently used for such applications as diabetes, anti-inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis, psychiatric, and anti-ulcer medications, using compounds of vanadium, copper and zinc, gold, lithium, and bismuth, respectively. This text explores these applications in addition to an assessment of chelation therapy, uses in environmental sciences, and the human health effects of metal ion deficiency for several elements-magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron. Featuring contributions from 29 internationally recognized experts, this book offers a timely, authoritative look at ionic complexes in medicine.