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The Clinical Pharmacology of Alcohol

  • Anthony W. Fox
  • Nicolas J. Guzman
  • Paul A. Friedman
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


There is a vast amount of literature about the pharmacology of alcohol. However, there are limitations to the clinical applicability of much of the information, since many of the studies reported are in animals, and extrapolation from animal models to humans can be misleading. Further, most of the literature refers to the properties of ethanol and does not describe adequately the pharmacology of the beverages consumed. Both metabolites of alcohol and other components of alcoholic beverages possess pharmacologic properties of their own.


Clinical Pharmacology Alcoholic Beverage Withdrawal Syndrome Physical Dependence Isoamyl Alcohol 
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  • Anthony W. Fox
  • Nicolas J. Guzman
  • Paul A. Friedman

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