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Published by Institute of Bio-Medical Electronics and Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Biological transport,
  • Body fluids,
  • Tracers (Biology)

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMachester, F. D. (supervisor), Hetenyi, Geza (supervisor)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 214 leaves.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20795135M

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