Beta cells
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Beta cells functions, pathology, and research by S. Gallagher

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • Pancreatic beta cells,
  • Diabetes

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSarah E. Gallagher
LC ClassificationsQP188.P26 B48 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25030259M
ISBN 109781617612121
LC Control Number2010027623

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