Digestive system physiology
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Digestive system physiology

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Published by Arnold in London .
Written in English


  • Digestive organs

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Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementPaul A. Sanford.
SeriesPhysiological principles in medicine
LC ClassificationsQP145
The Physical Object
Paginationx,150p. ;
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15160460M
ISBN 100713143800

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