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Physiol. Res. 61: 97-111, 2012 Chronic Cigarette Smoking Alters Circulating Sex Hormones and Neuroactive Steroids in Premenopausal Women M. DUŠKOVÁ1, K. ŠIMŮNKOVÁ1, M. HILL1,4, M. VELÍKOVÁ1, J. KUBÁTOVÁ1, L. KANCHEVA1, H. KAZIHNITKOVÁ1, H. HRUŠKOVIČOVÁ1, H. POSPÍŠILOVÁ1, B. RÁCZ1, M. SALÁTOVÁ1, V. CIRMANOVÁ1, E. KRÁLÍKOVÁ2,3, L. STÁRKA1, A. PAŘÍZEK4 1 Institute of Endocrinology, Prague, Czech Republic, 2Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 3Tobacco Dependence Treatment Centre, Third Medical Department – Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charle
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