Therapeutic potential of melatonin in oral medicine and periodontology

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxy tryptamine) is a substance secreted by multiple organs in vertebrates. In addition to playing a part in the circadian cycle of the body, melatonin is known to have antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and antioncotic effects on human tissues. Oral cavity is affected by a numb...

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Main Authors: Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
Format: Article
Published: Wiley 2016-08-01
Series:Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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