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[Characteristics of PET cerebral functional imaging during "Deqi" of acupuncture in healthy volunteers].

@article{Zhang2011CharacteristicsOP,
  title={[Characteristics of PET cerebral functional imaging during "Deqi" of acupuncture in healthy volunteers].},
  author={Guifeng Zhang and Yong Fu Huang and Chunzhi Tang and Shuxia Wang and Jun-jun Yang and Bao Ci Shan},
  journal={Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          46-51
        }
}
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