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The effects of alpha-2 agonists and antagonists on gastric acid secretion.

@article{Bernardini1986TheEO,
  title={The effects of alpha-2 agonists and antagonists on gastric acid secretion.},
  author={C. Bernardini and Mario del Tacca and Giulio Soldani and Enrica Martinotti},
  journal={Archives internationales de pharmacodynamie et de therapie},
  year={1986},
  volume={281 1},
  pages={
          134-44
        }
}
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