Weakly and strongly associated nonfreezable water bound in bones.

Institute of Surface Chemistry, 17 General Naumov Street, 03164 Kiev, Ukraine.
Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Impact Factor: 4.28). 04/2006; 48(2):167-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2006.02.001
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