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Chapter 4

Therapeutic Medicine

Perhaps the most obvious use of metal compounds in therapy is to treat illness resulting from a deficiency of essential metals. As examples iron dextran complexes are used to treat anaemia due to iron deficiency and cobalt, in the form of vitamin B12, is used to treat pernicious anaemia resulting fr...

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Print publication date
12 Feb 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-596-9
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978-1-84755-775-9