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Dexamethasone

(dex a meth' a sone)

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Indication & Dosage

Oral route
Anti-inflammatory
Adult: 0.75-9 mg daily in 2-4 divided doses (may also be given via IM/IV admin). 
Child: 1 mth-18 yr: 10-100 mcg/kg daily in 1-2 divided doses via oral admin, adjusted according to response; up to 300 micrograms/kg daily may be used in emergency situations.

As a screening test for Cushing's syndrome
Adult: 0.5 mg every 6 hr for 48 hr after determining baseline 24-hr urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroid concentrations. During the second 24 hr of dexamethasone admin, urine is collected and analysed for 17-OHCS. Alternatively, after a baseline plasma cortisol determination, 1 mg may be given at 11 pm and plasma cortisol determined at 8 am the next morning. Plasma cortisol and urinary output of 17-OHCS are depressed after dexamethasone admin in normal individuals but remain at basal levels in patients with Cushing's syndrome. 

Acute exacerbations in multiple sclerosis
Adult: 30 mg daily for 1 wk followed by 4-12 mg daily for 1 mth. 
Child: 1 mth-12 yr: 100-400 mcg/kg daily in 1-2 divided doses; 12-18 yr: Initially 0.5-24 mg daily. Max. 24 mg daily.

Parenteral  route
Cerebral oedema caused by malignancy
Adult: As phosphate: 10 mg IV followed by 4 mg IM every 6 hr until response is achieved, usually after 12-24 hr. May reduce dosage after 2-4 days then gradually discontinued over 5-7 days. In severe cases, an initial dose of 50 mg IV may be given on day 1, with 8 mg every 2 hr, reduced gradually over 7-13 days. Maintenance dose: 2 mg 2-3 times daily.
Child: As phosphate: <35 kg: Initially 20 mg, then 4 mg every 3 hr for 3 days, then 4 mg every 6 hr for 1 day, then 2 mg every 6 hr for 4 days, then decrease by 1 mg daily. >35 kg: Initially 25 mg, then 4 mg every 2 hr for 3 days, then 4 mg every 4 hr for 1 day, then 4 mg every 6 hr for 4 days, then decrease by 2 mg daily. Doses are given via IV inj. 

Intra-articular
Inflammatory joint diseases
Adult: 0.8-4 mg depending on the size of the affected joint. For soft-tissue inj, 2-6 mg may be used. May repeat inj every 3-5 days to every 2-3 wk. 

Intravenous
Unresponsive shock
Adult: As phosphate: Initially, 40 mg or 1-6 mg/kg as a single IV inj, may repeat every 2-6 hr. Continue high-dose treatment only until patient's condition has stabilised and not to be continued beyond 48-72 hr.

Bacterial meningitis
Adult: 0.15 mg/kg 4 times daily, to be given 10-20 min before or with the 1st dose of anti-infective treatment. Treatment should be given for the first 2-4 days of the anti-infective treatment. 
Child: As phosphate: 2 mth-18 yr: 150 mcg/kg every 6 hr for 4 days, starting before or with 1st dose of antibacterial treatment. 

Prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting associated with cytotoxic therapy
Adult: Prevention: 10-20 mg 15-30 minutes before admin of chemotherapy on each treatment day. For continuous infusion regimen: 10 mg every 12 hr on each treatment day. For mildly emetogenic regimen: 4 mg every 4-6 hr. 
Ophthalmic
Ocular inflammation
Adult: As 0.1% suspension: Apply 1-2 drops into the affected eye/s 4-6 times daily in mild disease, up to hrly admin in more severe disease. As 0.05% ointment: Apply 0.5-1 inch ribbon of ointment into the conjunctival sac up to 4 times daily. Reduce to once daily dosing once condition has improved.

Administration

Should be taken with food.

Overdosage

Treatment is supportive and symptomatic. In acute overdosage, gastric lavage or emesis may be used.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity; active untreated infections; ophthalmic use in viral, fungal disease of the eye.

Special Precautions

Patients with hypothyroidism; cirrhosis, hypertension, CHF, ulcerative colitis, thromboembolic disorders, osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts or TB of the eye, diabetes, peptic ulcer. Monitor blood glucose levels in diabetics and coagulation indices in patients on warfarin. Elderly, children and adolescent; pregnancy and lactation.

Adverse Drug Reactions

Growth retardation, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, glaucoma and subcapsular cataracts, vertebral compression fractures. Cushing-like features, pancreatic dysfunction and pancreatitis, GI upsets, increased appetite, increased fragility of the skin. Increased susceptibility to infection. Topical application: Dermal atrophy, local irritation, folliculitis, delayed wound healing, systemic absorption and toxicity with occlusive dressing on application to large areas of the body and broken skin. Topical application to eye: Corneal ulcers, glaucoma and reduced visual ability. Inhalation: Hoarseness, candidiasis of mouth and throat. Intra-articular inj: Aseptic necrosis of bone and joint damage.
Potentially Fatal: HPA supression; CV collapse on rapid IV admin

Drug Interactions

Increased risk of hypokalaemia when used concurrently with potassium-depleting drugs such as amphotericin B and loop diuretics. Reduces efficacy of isoniazid, salicylates, vaccines and toxoids. Increased activity of dexamethasone and cyclosporin when used together. Concurrent use with aspirin or ethanol may lead to increased GI side effects.
Potentially Fatal: Reduced efficacy in combination with ephedrine, cholestyramine, phenytoin, phenobarbital and rifampicin

Food Interaction

Dexamethasone interferes with calcium absorption. Limit caffeine

Pregnancy Category

Route: Ophth.

Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Route: PO/Parent. D in 1st trimester

Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Storage

All formulations: Store in between 15-30°C. 

Pharmacology

Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid which decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reversal of increased capillary permeability. It suppresses normal immune response.
Onset: As acetate: Prompt.
Duration: 72 hr.
Absorption: Readily absorbed from the GI tract.
Distribution: Readily crosses the placenta. Protein binding: About 77%.
Metabolism: Hepatic.
Excretion: Via urine. Half-life: About 190 min.

ATC Classification

S01CB01 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics combinations. Used in the treatment of eye diseases. 
H02AB02 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Used in systemic corticosteroid preparations. 
C05AA09 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of products containing corticosteroids for topical use. Used in the treatment of hemorrhoids. 
D07AB19 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of moderately potent corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases. 
D10AA03 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids used in the treatment of acne. 
S03BA01 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids used in ophthalmologic and otologic preparations. 
S02BA06 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids used in the treatment of inflammation of the ear. 
A01AC02 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of local corticosteroid preparations. Used in the treatment of diseases of the mouth. 
D07XB05 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of moderately potent corticosteroids in other combinations. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases. 
R01AD03 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids used as nasal decongestants. 
S01BA01 - dexamethasone; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.

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Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 60                                                            
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
ACICOT ACI Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 60.00 MRP
ACICOT Drop ACI Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 60.00 IP
AMASON Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 47.00 MRP
APIDEX Apex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 60.00 MRP
B-DEXA Belsen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 50.00 MRP
D-CORT Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 38.00 MRP
D-CORT Injection Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 130.00 MRP
D-ONE Nipa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 70.00 MRP
D-ONE Drop Nipa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 70.00 MRP
DECAFOS Techno Drugs Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 5mg/1ml,10 amps: 90.00 MRP
DECASON Opsonin Pharma Limited Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 200's: 200.00 MRP
DECASON Injection Opsonin Pharma Limited Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 220.80 MRP
DESON Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 250's: 125.00 MRP
DEXA Renata Limited Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 250's: 150.00 MRP
DEXA Injection Renata Limited Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 150.50 MRP
DEXACORT Opso Saline Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 60.23 MRP
DEXACORT Drop Opso Saline Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 60.23 MRP
DEXADRON Reman Drug Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 60.23 MRP
DEXADRON Drop Reman Drug Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 4ml: 60.23 MRP
DEXAM Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 50.00 MRP
DEXAM Injection Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 100.00 MRP
DEXAMET Rephco Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 200's: 90.00 MRP
DEXAMET Injection Rephco Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 100.00 MRP
DEXAMETHASON Bristol Pharma Limited Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 50.00 MRP
DEXAMIN Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 55.00 IP
DEXAMIN Drop Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye/Ear Drop 5ml: 50.20 IP
DEXAMIN Ear Drop Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 50.20 IP
DEXAMIN Injection Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 120.50 IP
DEXAN Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 250's: 105.00 MRP
DEXAN Drop Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 4ml: 28.60 MRP
DEXAN Injection Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 20 amps: 267.00 MRP
DEXASONE Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 50.00 MRP
DEXON Drop IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 70.00 IP
DEXON Injection IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 160.00 IP
DEXON Ointment IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Ointment 3gm: 60.00 MRP
DEXONEX 0.001 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.1% Eye/Ear Drops 5 ml: 70.21 MRP
DEXONEX 0.5 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 10x10's: 89.00 MRP
DEXONEX IM/IV Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 5mg/ml IM/IV Injection 2x5's: 200.60 MRP
DEXTASON Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 60.00 MRP
DEXTASON Injection Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 120.00 MRP
DEXTOR Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Dexamethasone BP 0.5mg Tablet 200's MRP: 200.00
DEXTRIN Indo-Bangla Pharmaceuticals Works Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 40.00 MRP
G-DEXAMETHASONE Gonoshasthaya Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 5mg/1ml, 10 amps: 99.00 MRP
GLUDEX Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 60.00 MRP
GLUDEX Injection Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 10 amps: 100.00 MRP
INFLAVIS Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone sodium phosphate BP 1mg Ophthalmic Drop 5ml: 60.00 MRP
MERADEXON Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 50.00 MRP
MERADEXON Drop Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye/Ear Drop 5ml: 50.00 MRP
MERADEXON Injection Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 1ml amp: 9.81 MRP
Metadaxan Drop Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Dexamethasone sodium phosphate BP 1 mg Eye/Ear Drop 5ml:MRP 70 Tk
OCUDEX Asiatic Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% Ear Drop 5ml: 60.00 MRP
ODESON Injection Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dexamethasone Phosphate 4mg/ml Injection 10's: 150.00 MRP
ORADEXON Nuvista Pharma Limited Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 0.5mg x500's: 500.00 MRP
ORBIDEX Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 70.00 MRP
ROXADEX Nuvista Pharma Limited Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 1ml, 10 amps: 250.00 MRP
SONEXA Drop Aristopharma Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 70.00 MRP
SONEXA Injection Aristopharma Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 5mg/1ml Injection 1ml, 10 amps: 150.00 MRP
SONEXA Ointment Aristopharma Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Ointment 3gm: 60.00 MRP
STERON The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet 100's: 45.00 MRP
STERON Drop The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml: 60.00 MRP

Gen. MedInfo

 Why is Dexamethasone prescribed?

Oral use:

Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It often is used to replace this chemical when your body does not make enough of it. It relieves inflammation and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders; severe allergies; and asthma. Dexamethasone is also used to treat certain types of cancer. Dexamethasone is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor for more information.

 

Ophthalmic use:

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. It is sometimes used after eye surgery.

How should Dexamethasone be used?

 

Oral use:

Dexamethasone may come as a tablet and a solution to take by mouth. Your doctor will prescribe a dosing schedule that is best for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dexamethasone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Do not stop taking dexamethasone without talking to your doctor. Stopping the drug abruptly can cause loss of appetite, upset stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, peeling skin, and weight loss. If you take large doses for a long time, your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually to allow your body to adjust before stopping the drug completely. Watch for these side effects if you are gradually decreasing your dose and after you stop taking the tablets or oral liquid, even if you switch to an inhalation corticosteroid medication. If these problems occur, consult your doctor immediately. You may need to increase your dose of tablets or liquid temporarily or start taking them again.

 

Ophthalmic use:

Dexamethasone may come as eye drops and eye ointment. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use dexamethasone exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

If you are using the suspension form of dexamethasone eye drops, shake the bottle well before each dose. It is not necessary to shake dexamethasone eye drop solution.

 

To use the eye drops, follow these instructions:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
  • Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else; eye drops and dropper must be kept clean.
  • While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket.
  • Hold the dropper with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.
  • Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.
  • While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.
  • Close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes and tip your head down as though looking at the floor. Try not to blink or squeeze your eyelids.
  • Place a finger on the tear duct and apply gentle pressure.
  • Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
  • If you are to use more than one drop in the same eye, wait at least 5 minutes before instilling the next drop.
  • Replace and tighten the cap on the dropper bottle. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip.
  • Wash your hands to remove any medication.

To use the eye ointment, follow these instructions:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Use a mirror or have someone else apply the ointment.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the tube against your eye or anything else. The ointment must be kept clean.
  • Tilt your head forward slightly.
  • Holding the tube between your thumb and index finger, place the tube as near as possible to your eyelid without touching it.
  • Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your cheek or nose.
  • With the index finger of your other hand, pull the lower lid of your eye down to form a pocket.
  • Place a small amount of ointment into the pocket made by the lower lid and the eye. A 1/2-inch strip of ointment usually is enough unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • Gently close your eyes and keep them closed for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the medication to be absorbed.
  • Replace and tighten the cap right away.
  • Wipe off any excess ointment from your eyelids and lashes with a clean tissue. Wash your hands again.

What special precautions to follow?

 

Before taking dexamethasone,

  • inform your doctor if you are allergic to dexamethasone, aspirin, tartrazine, or any other drugs.
  • inform your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking especially anticoagulants such as warfarin, arthritis medications, aspirin, cyclosporine, digoxin, diuretics, ephedrine, estrogen, ketoconazole, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, theophylline, and vitamins.
  • if you have a fungal infection, do not take dexamethasone without talking to your doctor.
  • inform your doctor if you have or have ever had liver, kidney, intestinal, or heart disease; diabetes; an underactive thyroid gland; high blood pressure; mental illness; myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis; herpes eye infection; seizures; tuberculosis or ulcers.
  • inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking dexamethasone, consult your doctor.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, inform the doctor or dentist that you are taking dexamethasone.
  • if you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Dexamethasone makes your stomach and intestines more susceptible to the irritating effects of alcohol, aspirin, and certain arthritis medications: this effect increases your risk of ulcers.

Before using dexamethasone eye drops or eye ointment,

  • inform your doctor if you are allergic to dexamethasone, sulfites, or any other drugs.
  • inform your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.
  • inform your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma or diabetes.
  • inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using dexamethasone, call your doctor immediately. Talk to your doctor about stopping to breast-feed if you use dexamethasone eye drops.
  • inform your doctor if you wear soft contact lenses. If the brand of dexamethasone you are using contains benzalkonium chloride, wait at least 15 minutes after using the medicine to put in soft contact lenses

What special dietary instructions to follow?

Your doctor may instruct you to follow a low-sodium, low-salt, potassium-rich, or high-protein diet. Follow these directions. Dexamethasone may cause an upset stomach. Take dexamethasone with food or milk.

 

What to do if I forget a dose?

When you start to take dexamethasone, ask your doctor what to do if you forget a dose. Write down these instructions so that you can refer to them later.

If you take dexamethasone once a day, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

 

What side effects can Dexamethasone cause?

Dexamethasone may cause side effects. inform your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • upset stomach
  • stomach irritation
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • acne
  • increased hair growth
  • easy bruising
  • irregular or absent menstrual periods

If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately:

  • skin rash
  • swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
  • vision problems
  • cold or infection that lasts a long time
  • muscle weakness
  • black or tarry stool

Dexamethasone may cause other side effects.  Consult your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this.

What other information to know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to Dexamethasone.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

 Ref: MedlinePlus, U.S. Natl. Library of Medicine


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