Medical Uses of Silver: History, Myths, and Scientific Evidence.

@article{Medici2019MedicalUO,
  title={Medical Uses of Silver: History, Myths, and Scientific Evidence.},
  author={Serenella Medici and Massimiliano Peana and Valeria Marina Nurchi and Maria Antonietta Zoroddu},
  journal={Journal of medicinal chemistry},
  year={2019}
}
Silver has no biological role, and it is particularly toxic to lower organisms. Although several silver formulations employed in medicine in the past century are prescribed and sold to treat certain medical conditions, most of the compounds, including those showing outstanding properties as antimicrobial or anticancer agents, are still in early stages of assessment, that is, in vitro studies, and may not make it to clinical trials. Unlike other heavy metals, there is no evidence that silver is… 
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