Effects of oral ethinyl oestradiol and norethisterone on plasma copper and zinc complexes in post-menopausal women.


Orally administered ethinyl oestradiol increased the plasma total copper concentration and reduced the albumin concentration in post-menopausal women. Approximately 80% of the increase in copper was due to a rise in caeruloplasmin-bound copper and 20% to an increase in the amount of copper bound per gram of albumin. The plasma total zinc concentration was… (More)


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