Prostacyclin in the cardiovascular system : new aspects and open questions


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KLUMPP, Georg, Stefan SCHILDKNECHT, Wolfgang NASTAINCZYK, Volker ULLRICH, Markus BACHSCHMID, 2005. Prostacyclin in the cardiovascular system : new aspects and open questions. In: Pharmacological Reports. 57(Suppl.), pp. 120-126. ISSN 1734-1140. eISSN 2299-5684

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