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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 671386, 16 pages
Effects of Different Electroacupuncture Scheduling Regimens on Murine Bone Tumor-Induced Hyperalgesia: Sex Differences and Role of Inflammation
1Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
2Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
3Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Room 205 Veterinary Medicine Building, 1971 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
Received 23 August 2012; Revised 21 November 2012; Accepted 28 November 2012
Academic Editor: Chong-Zhi Wang
Copyright © 2012 Branden A. Smeester 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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