Brain Haemorrhage and Cerebral Vasospasm Associated with Chronic Use of Cannabis and Buprenorphine

Department of Neurology, CHU Montpellier, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, Montpellier, France.
Cerebrovascular Diseases (Impact Factor: 3.75). 02/2008; 25(3):282-3. DOI: 10.1159/000119638
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