January/February 2005 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 18 Number 1
Free Radicals and Free Radical Scavengers
by R.X. Daley, PharmD
In the portion of this issue’s feature article discussing immersion foot, the treatment section mentioned that it may be helpful to use drugs that are “free radical scavengers” such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or allopurinol. So, the question becomes, what are free radicals, where do they come from, and how are they managed?