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A crude formulation of Cu Zn superoxide dismutase obtained from bovine liver, which has had orphan drug status for parenteral administration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It has been promoted by alternative health providers as an anti-ageing agent and for treating scleroderma, radiation-induced cystitis, osteoarthritis, inflammation and urinary tract disorders.

orgotein (ōr·gōˑ·tēn),

n obtained from bovine liver, this drug has been promoted as an antiaging agent and an effective treatment for scleroderma, radiation-induced cystitis, osteo-arthritis, inflammation, and urinary tract disorders. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the parenteral formulation of the agent as an orphan drug for the treatment of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; pain or allergic skin reaction at the site of injection is a commonly reported adverse effect due to the paren-teral formulation. Also called
Cu Zn superoxide dismutase.


a superoxide dismutase used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
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Clinical comparison of orgotein and methylprednisolone acetate in the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee joint.
Orgotein (superoxide dismutase) has been marketed in Europe to protect patients undergoing cobalt therapy from radiation toxicity/side effects.