Liver Pathology and Alcohol

  • Ronald R. Watson

Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Barry J. Potter
    Pages 1-60
  3. Lester A. Reinke, Paul B. McCay
    Pages 133-168
  4. Mack C. Mitchell, David S. Raiford, Ariane Mallat
    Pages 169-194
  5. Siraj I. Mufti
    Pages 195-219
  6. Renee C. Lin, Lawrence Lumeng
    Pages 221-239
  7. Puran S. Bora, Louis G. Lange
    Pages 241-257
  8. M. R. Lakshman, Stuart J. Chirtel, Pradeep Ghosh
    Pages 259-285
  9. Edward T. Knych
    Pages 287-307
  10. Rolf F. Kletzien
    Pages 309-323
  11. Billy W. Geer, Robert R. Miller Jr., Pieter W. H. Heinstra
    Pages 325-373
  12. William E. Sonntag, Rhonda L. Boyd, Anselm D’Costa, Charles R. Breese
    Pages 403-423
  13. Thomas M. Soranno, Lester G. Sultatos
    Pages 425-440
  14. Charles P. Denaro, Neal L. Benowitz
    Pages 513-539
  15. Lester M. Bornheim
    Pages 541-562
  16. David H. Van Thiel, Ralph E. Tarter
    Pages 575-592
  17. Louis Shuster
    Pages 593-616
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 617-620

About this book


Alcohol and other drugs of abuse are major contributing factors to liver disease and its pathology. Alcoholic cirrhosis causes thousands of deaths each year in the United States, and encourages liver replacement. A better understanding of the mechanisms of liver pathology will significantly aid basic researchers and physicians in treating and preventing liver damage. This book is designed especially for those researchers wishing to understand alcoholic liver disease. Therefore the role of alcohol in changing nutrition and its nutritional effects on liver disease are reviewed. The generation of free radicals during alcohol use has been found to be an important cause of membrane changes, of cancer development, and of lipid alterations-and thus of liver pathology. In addition to alcohol, other drugs of abuse, including morphine, cocaine, marijuana, and caffeine have also been shown to be significant contributors to liver pathology. The prevalence of drug and alcohol use and abuse today means that liver disease will continue as a major social and medical problem. The explanation of its biological origins cannot fail to help us better understand and treat the disease in the years to come.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald R. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6755-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0421-3
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