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Cannon's law

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  • Walter B. Cannon and Arturo Rosenblueth:
    The supersensitivity of denervated structures. A law of denervation.
    New York, MacMillan, 1949.
  • Henry David Janowitz and M. I. Grossman:
    An exception to Cannon's law.
    Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS), July 1951, 7 (7): 275.

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