Spontaneous hypoglycaemia and pleural fibroma: role of insulin like growth factors

Moat, N E; Teale, J D; Lea, R E; Matthews, A W
December 1991
Thorax;Dec1991, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p932
Academic Journal
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