Contractile properties of lower leg muscles are normal in Parkinson's disease

Hufschmidt, A; Stark, K; Lücking, C H
May 1991
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;May1991, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p457
Academic Journal
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