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Título:
Expression of dopaminergic transcription factors and mesencephalic connectivity in prenatally stressed adults rats
Autor/es:
MR. KATUNAR, E ADROVER, P. MORALES, A BRUSCO, M. HERRERA-MARSCHITZ Y M.C. ANTONELLI
Lugar:
Buzios, Brasil
Reunión:
Congreso; • I Congreso IBRO/LARC de Neurociencias de América Latina, Caribe y Península Ibérica; 2008
Institución organizadora:
IBRO/LARC
Resumen:
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