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Zinc lozenges for the common cold.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9926628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The scientific basis for zinc treatment of the common cold is debatable, and clinical trials of zinc cold therapy have produced conflicting results. This review summarizes the current basic and clinical knowledge of zinc for the common cold, and suggests the present role of zinc therapy and future research needs.
M L Macknin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-17     Completed Date:  1999-02-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Bias (Epidemiology)
Clinical Trials as Topic / methods
Common Cold / drug therapy*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Drug Administration Routes
Immunity, Innate / drug effects
Zinc / deficiency,  pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
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