A comparison of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls exposed to a pulsed (200 μT) magnetic field: effects on normal standing balance

@article{Thomas2001ACO,
  title={A comparison of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls exposed to a pulsed (200 $\mu$T) magnetic field: effects on normal standing balance},
  author={A. W. Thomas and Kevin P. White and Dick J. Drost and Charles Cook and F. S. Prato},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={309},
  pages={17-20}
}
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