The chemical element zinc has been in the last decades strongly studied. It is well known that it is present in some different structures of the Central Nervous System, acting as a co-factor of excitatory glutamatergic synapsis. Its function is not yet fully understood, but it seems to modulate the sensibility of glutamatergic post-sinaptic receptors [...]
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During the last half century, medical developments have expedited an increase of expectation of life, all over the world. This extension of life has made that some pathologies that in former years were considered of low prevalence, nowadays they have become top priority for public health.
At the ear, nose, and throat clinic of the Third Medical Faculty at Charles University and at the Psychiatry Department of the Institute for Further Education of Physicians in Prague, we examined 25 patients with tinnitus accompanied by psychiatric disturbances and followed them up for at least 6 months.