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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 639685, 6 pages
The Effect of In Vitro Oxidative Stress on the Female Rabbit Bladder Contractile Response and Antioxidant Levels
Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 115 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Received 4 April 2013; Accepted 8 May 2013
Academic Editors: J. Kliment, A. Papatsoris, M. A. Salah, and V. Serretta
Copyright © 2013 Lisa Malone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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