Journal of APPLIED BIOMEDICINE
ISSN 1214-0287 (on-line)
ISSN 1214-021X (printed)

Volume 3 (2005), No 1, p 57




Amiodarone and plebitis

Henrique Horta Veloso

Address: VOTCOR - Hospital da Veneravel Ordem Terceira da Penitencia, Rua Conde de Bonfim, 1033 Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
hhorta@cardiol.br

Received 18th November 2004.
Published online 4th January 2005.

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KEY WORDS
amidarone; risk; phlebitis


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