Measures of reversibility in response to bronchodilators in chronic airflow obstruction: relation to airway calibre

Weir, D. C.; Sherwood Burge, P.
January 1991
Thorax;Jan1991, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
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