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Sodium aurothiomalate

Sodium aurothiomalate (a.k.a. gold sodium thiomalate, and sold under the brand names Myocrisin, Myochrysine, Aurolate and others) is a gold compound, first tested in 1929, that is currently used to reduce the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritisplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigRheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic severe inflammatory disease believed to affect around 1% of the global population. It primarily affects joints,which typically become warm, swollen,and painful. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrists and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body.

It has a wide range of unpleasant side-effects, and is generally regraded as a 'last resort' medicine.

Its precise 'mechanism of action' is unknown, though it has been shown to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins (hormone-like lipid compounds), and several important enzymes.

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