Effects of low-intensity ultrahigh frequency electromagnetic radiation on inflammatory processes

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2004 Apr;137(4):364-6. doi: 10.1023/b:bebm.0000035131.54215.ca.


Low-intensity ultrahigh frequency electromagnetic radiation (42 GHz, 100 microW/cm(2)) reduces the severity of inflammation and inhibits production of active oxygen forms by inflammatory exudate neutrophils only in mice with inflammatory process. These data suggest that some therapeutic effects of electromagnetic radiation can be explained by its antiinflammatory effect which is realized via modulation of functional activity of neutrophils in the focus of inflammation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Inflammation* / chemically induced
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Microwaves*
  • Reactive Oxygen Species / metabolism
  • Whole-Body Irradiation
  • Zymosan / administration & dosage
  • Zymosan / immunology


  • Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Zymosan