Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Inhibiting nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter made it harder for baby mice to recover from bouts of slowed breathing.
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS

Inhibiting nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter made it harder for baby mice to recover from bouts of slowed breathing.

Inhibiting nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter made it harder for baby mice to recover from bouts of slowed breathing.

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