Dominant lethal study of ribavirin in male rats.

@article{Hoffmann1987DominantLS,
  title={Dominant lethal study of ribavirin in male rats.},
  author={Stanley H. Hoffmann and Michael J. Wade and Judy Staffa and Douglas Mcgregor and M. Holmstrom and Anthony Dayan},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1987},
  volume={188 1},
  pages={
          29-34
        }
}
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