Zinc chelators were shown to facilitate some opioid-withdrawal signs in animals. Zinc deficiency, which affects more than 15 % the world’s population, is also common among opioid consumers and opioid-treated animals exhibit misbalances of zinc distribution.
- Study Author(s):
- D. Ciubotariu, C. M. Ghiciuc, C. E. Lupușoru
- Journal Name:
- Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
- Publication Date:
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