Exercise related transient abdominal pain

  title={Exercise related transient abdominal pain},
  author={Darren Peter Morton},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={287 - 288}
  • D. Morton
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
The causes of exercise related transient abdominal pain remain to be elucidated. 
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