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Cas Lek Cesk. 1995 Oct 4;134(19):620-4.

Pharmacological effects of oral enzyme combinations.

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Enzyme Research Medical Society, Geretsried, Germany.


Combinations of hydrolytic enzymes have been used for therapy of variety of diseases for a long time, their pharmacology, however, is being recognized only in the course of last decades. In the article, the following pharmacological effects of combinations of oral hydrolytic enzymes are reviewed: fibrinolytic, hemorheologic, anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory, activation of macrophages and NK cells, modulation of adhesion molecules, cytokines and immune complexes. Pharmacological effects are classified on four levels: biochemical, physiological, medical, and immunological. A spectrum of indications of enzyme therapy is inferred from the pharmacological effects: inflammations, traumatological events, surgical interventions, autoimmune and immune complex diseases, rheumatological diseases, viral infections and malignant tumors.

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