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plasma 2018, 1(1), 47-60; https://doi.org/10.3390/plasma1010005

Plasma Medicine: A Brief Introduction

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
Received: 28 January 2018 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 17 February 2018 / Published: 19 February 2018
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This mini review is to introduce the readers of Plasma to the field of plasma medicine. This is a multidisciplinary field of research at the intersection of physics, engineering, biology and medicine. Plasma medicine is only about two decades old, but the research community active in this emerging field has grown tremendously in the last few years. Today, research is being conducted on a number of applications including wound healing and cancer treatment. Although a lot of knowledge has been created and our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that play important roles in the interaction between low temperature plasma and biological cells and tissues has greatly expanded, much remains to be done to get a thorough and detailed picture of all the physical and biochemical processes that enter into play. View Full-Text
Keywords: low temperature plasma; plasma jet; cells; tissue; apoptosis; cancer; wound healing; reactive species low temperature plasma; plasma jet; cells; tissue; apoptosis; cancer; wound healing; reactive species
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