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Drugs in central nervous system disorders

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Published by Dekker in New York .
Written in English


  • Psychotropic drugs,
  • Analgesics,
  • Antidepressants,
  • Central nervous system -- Diseases -- Chemotherapy,
  • Central Nervous System Diseases -- drug therapy,
  • Psychopharmacology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by David C. Horwell.
SeriesClinical pharmacology ;, v. 2
ContributionsHorwell, David C., 1945-
LC ClassificationsRM315 .D85 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 354 p. :
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2863111M
ISBN 100824771850
LC Control Number84026009

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