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Selenium Summary

Description: An element with the atomic symbol Se, atomic number 34, and atomic weight 78.96. It is an essential micronutrient for mammals and other animals but is toxic in large amounts. Selenium protects intracellular structures against oxidative damage. It is an essential component of GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE.

Key Diseases for which Selenium is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 91 outcomes 355 studies in 1281 results
  2. Prostatic Neoplasms (Prostate Cancer) : 36 outcomes 186 studies in 365 results
  3. Sepsis (Septicemia) : 9 outcomes 13 studies in 45 results
  4. Infection : 8 outcomes 28 studies in 174 results
  5. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 8 outcomes 14 studies in 176 results
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Drugs Related to Selenium

  1. Vitamin E
  2. Zinc
  3. Vitamins
  4. Micronutrients
  5. beta Carotene (Betacarotene)
  6. Glutathione Peroxidase
  7. Sodium Selenite (Selenite)
  8. Antioxidants
  9. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  10. alpha-Tocopherol
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Therapies Related to Selenium

  1. Chemoprevention
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Injections
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  5. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation)
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