ATC Group: A12CE Selenium

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Selenium

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A12CE01
A12CE02

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Description

Selenium is an essential trace element. In human, selenium compounds are glutathione peroxidase and a selenium protein P found in the plasma. Deficiency of selenium has been associated with an endemic form of cardiomyopathy, Keshan disease and with Kaschin-Beck disease, an endemic osteoarthropathy which causes a severe deformity of the joints.