Trace Elements in Normal and Impaired Wound Healing

  • T. A. Söderberg


For several decades trace elements have been receiving wide attention from biomedical investigators. Though present only in minute amounts, they have been shown to perform biochemical functions indispensable to life or, on the contrary, to interfere with vital processes. The nutritional importance of trace elements has recently grown rapidly due to better understanding of their vital biological functions. In wound healing the most important trace element is zinc, which probably is one of the most important and interesting inorganic elements related to health sciences. In addition to zinc, copper, chromium, selenium, and manganese are essential for normal growth and development in humans.


Zinc Deficiency Zinc Oxide Serum Zinc Plasma Zinc Zinc Sulphate 
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  • T. A. Söderberg
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  1. 1.Department of Hand SurgeryUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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