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Biomechanism of low-energy laser irradiation is similar to a general adaptive reaction
Author(s): Leonid L. Reznikov; H. Bell; Rimma N. Pavlova; Alexander G. Murzin; Vladimir A. Boiko; Ludmila S. Pupkova; Leonid N. Soms; Vladimir G. Gomberg
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Paper Abstract

After more than 30 years of applications of low-energy laser, many hypotheses remain about the mechanisms underlying its biologic and therapeutic effects. The majority of hypotheses are based on bioeffects as a function of the photoinduction of biochemical processes. This approach is problematic, however, because it is difficult to single out biochemical processes that could not be altered by laser action. An alternative view to understanding the bioactivity of laser exposure is that such activity, either by cells, tissue, organ systems, or the whole organism, is an adaptive response to stress. This paper summarizes briefly three experiments conducted in our clinic utilizing low-level laser, and describes in some detail an experiment comparing the action of laser with a known nonspecific, chemical adaptogen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 70 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169108
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Leonid L. Reznikov, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
H. Bell, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
Rimma N. Pavlova, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
Alexander G. Murzin, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
Vladimir A. Boiko, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
Ludmila S. Pupkova, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., and HBA (Russia)
Leonid N. Soms, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)
Vladimir G. Gomberg, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr., S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, and HBA (Russia)


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Medical Applications of Lasers

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