Cola‐induced hypokalaemia: a super‐sized problem

@article{Packer2009ColainducedHA,
  title={Cola‐induced hypokalaemia: a super‐sized problem},
  author={Craig Packer},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={63}
}
  • C. Packer
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Business
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice
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