Abstract

In this introductory chapter a brief overview of the epidemiology of alcohol abuse and the state of current research concerning biochemical and pharmacogenetic approaches to alcohol metabolism and alcoholism is given.

Keywords

Hepatitis Ethyl Depression Aldehyde NADH 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dharam P. Agarwal
    • 1
  • H. Werner Goedde
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity of HamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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