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Dexmedetomidine: Toward a paradigm shift in ICU sedation

Citation Information : Dexmedetomidine: Toward a paradigm shift in ICU sedation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (5):271-272.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.132465

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2005

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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