Biological Oxidants

The biologically derived oxidants are potent bacterial killers but are also a major contributing factor in tissue injury that results from the inflammatory response. These oxidants include the superoxide anion (•O2"), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), nitric oxide (•NO), peroxynitrite (•OONO),hypochlorous acid (HOCl),peroxidase-gen-erated oxidants of undefined character, probably the hy-droxyl radical (•OH), and possibly singlet oxygen 0O2). These oxidants, largely generated by phagocytic cells such as neutrophils and macrophages, induce tissue injury beyond that produced by digestive enzymes and eicosanoids. Inhibition of production of these oxidants or inactivation of these substances by antioxidants is an important strategy for the treatment of inflammatory disorders.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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