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For certain metal arc-welding and other metal processing operations, compounds of barium are used as flux components. Airborne fumes generated by welding with electrodes using barium fluoride or carbonate fluxes may contain 15-30% of barium in readily water-soluble form (Dare et al. 1984). Urine of welders inhaling such fumes was shown to contain elevated(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the oral ingestion of an extract of the herb Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) on the biodistribution of the radiobiocomplex sodium pertechnetate (Na99mTcO4) in rats. The animals (male Wistar rats, 2 months old, 180-220 g), were treated (1 mL) with an U. tomentosa extract (32 mg/mL, N = 5) or 0.9%(More)
The present paper attempts to set bounds for a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of immune-responses towards cellular mechanisms, as a tool for toxicological studies. It makes a plain distinction between the assessment of skin irritation and skin sensitization evoked by chemical haptens. Three well-known predictive methods to test delayed cutaneous(More)
The radiobiocomplexes labeled with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) have been widely used in nuclear medicine in single photon emission computed tomography and in basic research. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of a Nectandra membranacea extract on the bioavailability of the sodium pertechnetate (Na(99m)TcO(4)) radiobiocomplex in rat organs. The(More)
Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) has been used as a medicinal herb. Several biological properties have been associated with this extract, especially, in the increase of the blood flow, in the action as platelet activating factor antagonism and in the prevention of the membrane against the damage caused by free radicals. Radiobiocomplexes have been utilized in(More)
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