Lower olfactory threshold during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle

@article{NavarretePalacios2003LowerOT,
  title={Lower olfactory threshold during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle},
  author={Evelia Navarrete-Palacios and Robyn Hudson and Gloria Reyes-Guerrero and Rosalinda Guevara-Guzm{\'a}n},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={63},
  pages={269-279}
}

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