Aging and Adrenocortical Factors

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PRUESSNER, Jens C., 2017. Aging and Adrenocortical Factors. In: FINK, George, ed.. Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology. London:Academic Press, pp. 207-219. ISBN 978-0-12-802175-0. Available under: doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-802175-0.00020-6

@incollection{Pruessner2017Aging-55774, title={Aging and Adrenocortical Factors}, year={2017}, doi={10.1016/B978-0-12-802175-0.00020-6}, number={2}, isbn={978-0-12-802175-0}, address={London}, publisher={Academic Press}, series={Handbook of stress}, booktitle={Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology}, pages={207--219}, editor={Fink, George}, author={Pruessner, Jens C.} }

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