Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Tricyclic Antidepressants: Old Drugs-New Applications

Nedim Solakovic 1 , *
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care, Cantonal Hospital Bihac, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: September 23, 2011, 1 (2); 107-108
  • Published Online: September 26, 2011
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: August 15, 2011
  • Revised: August 18, 2011
  • Accepted: August 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.2100

To Cite: Solakovic N. Tricyclic Antidepressants: Old Drugs-New Applications, Anesth Pain Med. 2011 ; 1(2):107-108. doi: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.2100.

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