sodium aurothiomalate

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sodium aurothiomalate

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚ȯr·ə‚thī·ō′ma‚lāt]
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12-16 The main sites of deposition of the gold salts are epithelial cells of proximal convulated tubules initially and later on in small amounts in distal tubules, interstitial tissue and glomeruli.
In addition, Safaga's sands contain radioactive materials with harmless proportions, with an increased amount of gold salts, which can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, articular inflammation, chronic and acute swelling, and leaching arthritis disease.
Some gold salts do have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as pharmaceuticals in the treatment of arthritis and other similar conditions.
Bukstein Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, assistant professor of radiology and director of the Nanoparticle Production Core Facility; and Nripen Chanda, a research associate scientist, mixed gold salts with cinnamon and stirred the mixture in water to synthesize gold nanoparticles.
Gold belongs to the transition group I in the periodic table and exists in nature in two basic forms--metallic gold and ionic gold salts.
Table 1 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Nonsteroidal Disease-Modifying Anti- Antiinflammatory Drugs Rheumatic Drugs (Biologic) Anti-TNF Glucocorticoids Etanercept Oral Infliximab Intravenous/Intramuscular Adalimumab Intraarticular Anti-Interleukin-1 Anakinra Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Anti-CTLA4 Drugs (Traditional) Abatacept Gold salts (Oral, Parenteral) Anti-CD20 Methotrexate Rituximab Hydroxychloroquine Sulfasalazine Leflunomide
University of Missouri-Columbia researchers Kattesh Katti, Raghuraman Kannan and Kavita Katti led a team of scientists that have discovered how to make gold nanoparticles using only gold salts, soybeans and water.
Since antibiotics as we know them today were still a quarter of a century from discovery, a clinician would resort to heavy metals, arsenical products or even antisera to treat suspected infections, In a few short years, clinicians would report on their experience with gold salts to treat "mycobacterial" infections, the putative cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
Robert Dickson and his colleague of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta created the clusters by dissolving gold salts in a solution containing branched-polymer molecules called dendrimers.
People with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with gold salts are less likely to develop NSAID-related ulcers for reasons unknown.
Although no longer widely available, when used gold salts can cause myopathic symptoms.