Copper content of variousconstituents of betel quid

Shakya, Shrijana and Ongole, Ravikiran and *, Sumanth KN (2009) Copper content of variousconstituents of betel quid. Indian Journal ofDental Research, 20 (4). pp. 516-517.

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Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic inflammatory condition leading to trismus and impairment of various oral functions. The malignant transformation rate of this premalignant condition is reported to be as high as 14%. This shows the need to individually assess the effect of these ingredients on elevating the copper content in oral mucosa. We propose that two or more of these ingredients mixed with areca nut with high copper content can produce an additive effect thereby hastening the time for causing OSF.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 10:33
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 10:33

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