Alcohol withdrawal seizures

@article{Hughes2009AlcoholWS,
  title={Alcohol withdrawal seizures},
  author={John Russell Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={92-97}
}
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Biology, Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior

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