Vanadium in biological and human systems
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Published by Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Vanadium -- Environmental aspects,
  • Vanadium -- Physiological effect

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Bibliography: p. 11-12.

StatementG. Mains ; instructor, T.C. Hutchinson.
SeriesPub[lication] - Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto -- no. ES-18 [i.e. 17]
ContributionsHutchinson, T. C. 1939-
LC ClassificationsQH545V3 M3
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. --
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18893200M

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