Gabapentin exposure in human pregnancy: results from the Gabapentin Pregnancy Registry

@article{Montouris2003GabapentinEI,
  title={Gabapentin exposure in human pregnancy: results from the Gabapentin Pregnancy Registry},
  author={Georgia D. Montouris},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={310-317}
}
  • G. Montouris
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
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