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oxygen/ozone therapy [1 record]

Record 1 2007-12-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Non-Surgical Treatment
DEF

A term that describes a number of different practices in which oxygen, ozone, or hydrogen peroxide are administered via gas or water to kill disease microorganisms, improve cellular function, and promote the healing of damaged tissues.

OBS

Ozone itself is a form of oxygen, O3, produced when ultraviolet light or an electric spark passes through air or oxygen. It is a toxic gas that creates free radicals, the opposite of what antioxidant vitamins do. Oxidation, however, is good when it occurs in harmful foreign organisms that have invaded the body. Ozone inactivates many disease bacteria and viruses.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Traitements non chirurgicaux
OBS

L'ozone est une forme particulière d'oxygène. Alors que l'oxygène atmosphérique normal contient des molécules de 2 atomes, l'ozone est une molécule d'oxygène de 3 valeurs avec des propriétés complètement différentes, si bien que l'ozone est dissout dans le sang 15 fois plus rapidement que l'oxygène.

Spanish

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