Ascorbic acid and its pro-oxidant activity as a therapy for tumours of oral cavity -- a systematic review.


BACKGROUND Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is a potent dietary antioxidant with a double faced character, in that it exhibits a pro-oxidant activity arising from its routine antioxidant property that generates reactive free radicals, which induce cytotoxic effects at pharmacologic concentrations. A systematic review of this effect of ascorbic acid in the oral… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2013.01.016


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