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Bulg. Stara Planina (stä`rä plä'nēnä`), major mountain range of the Balkan PeninsulaBalkan Peninsula,
southeasternmost peninsula of Europe, c.200,000 sq mi (518,000 sq km), bounded by the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Ionian Sea, and Adriatic Sea.
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 and Bulgaria, extending c.350 mi (560 km) from E Serbia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea. It rises to 7,794 ft (2,376 m) at Botev, the highest peak. The Balkans are a continuation of the Carpathian Mts. The forested range is sparsely populated and rich in a variety of minerals.
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Isolation of a coronavirus from kidney biopsies of endemic Balkan nephropathy patients.
It would be interesting to study patients with kidney tubular disease (e.g., Balkan nephropathy) as well as more patients with light chain disease to see whether UPE shows equidistant, multiple bands in the [gamma]-globulin region in these patients.