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Medical and Nutritional Complications of Alcoholism

Mechanisms and Management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 1-35
  3. Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 37-53
  4. Gary G. Gordon, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 55-90
  5. Siamak A. Adibi, Enrique Baraona, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 127-163
  6. Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 165-183
  7. Charles S. Lieber, Maria A. Leo
    Pages 185-239
  8. John Lindenbaum
    Pages 241-281
  9. Fiorenzo Paronetto
    Pages 283-305
  10. Lawrence Feinman, Mark A. Korsten, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 307-340
  11. Mark A. Korsten, Romano C. Pirola, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 341-358
  12. Howard S. Friedman
    Pages 359-401
  13. Finbarr C. Martin, Timothy J. Peters
    Pages 403-412
  14. Maurice Victor
    Pages 413-457
  15. Anthony J. Garro, Barbara H. J. Gordon, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 459-493
  16. Murray Epstein
    Pages 495-513
  17. Lawrence Feinman, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 515-530
  18. Alan S. Rosman, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 531-563
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 565-579

About this book


In the Western world, alcohol is the most abused drug. recognized that a majority of patients with cirrhosis do For all the attention being directed toward heroin, co­ admit to excessive alcohol consumption. Other tissues caine, and marijuana, the favorite mood-altering drug in can also be severely affected, including brain, gut, the United States, as in almost every human society, is heart, endocrine systems, bone, blood, and muscle. A question often raised is, "In what way does an alcoholic alcohol. In nature, the fermentation of sugars is the differ from a nonalcoholic?" Inquiries have focused on major source of ethanol, but how humans first encoun­ tered it is unclear. It most likely occurred in either psychological make-up, behavioral differences, and socio­ fermented fruit juices (wine), fermented grain (beer), or economic factors. More recently, however, physical dif­ fermented honey (mead). Whether the Paleolithic Stone ferences have been delineated. Prior to the development Age man knew of ethanol is undetermined, but it is of various disease entities, chronic ethanol exposure abundantly clear that his Neolithic descendants were results in profound biochemical and morphological familiar with the product of fermentation. With the changes. Consequently, an alcoholic does not respond exception of the original inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego, normally to alcohol, other drugs, or even other toxic the Australian aborigines, and some polar tribes, all agents.


Syndrom Therapeut alcohol alcoholism attention brain dementia diagnosis epidemiology interaction management nervous system pharmacology prevention syndromes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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