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Modification by Taurine of the Metabolism and Hypothermic Effect of Ethanol in the Rat

  • Vasilios Theofanopoulos
  • Cesar A. Lau-Cam
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 442)


Taurine is a β-aminosulfonic acid which occurs ubiquitously both among animal species and in animal tissues12. Although the role of taurine in the conjugation of bile acids is well established, this compound has also demonstrated a myriad of nonmetabolic actions which are exerted throughout the animal body, notably in the heart, brain, reproductive system, muscle and eye8.


Taste Aversion ALDH Activity Ethanol Metabolism Blood Ethanol Concentration Hypothermic Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasilios Theofanopoulos
    • 1
  • Cesar A. Lau-Cam
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Pharmacy and Allied Health ProfessionsSt. John’s UniversityJamaicaUSA

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