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International Journal of Otolaryngology
Volume 2011, Article ID 519293, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/519293
Research Article

A Model Analysis of Tensile Stress in the Toadfish Vestibular Membranes

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA

Received 12 February 2011; Accepted 11 April 2011

Academic Editor: Collin S. Karmody

Copyright © 2011 Daniel J. Pender. 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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