Alcohol Metabolism, Alcohol Intolerance, and Alcoholism

Biochemical and Pharmacogenetic Approaches

  • Dharam P. Agarwal
  • H. Werner Goedde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 1-5
  3. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 6-51
  4. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 52-66
  5. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 67-95
  6. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 96-106
  7. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 107-125
  8. Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde
    Pages 126-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-184

About this book

Introduction

Alcohol abuse, alcohol intolerance, alcohol dependence and other alcohol-related disabilities are some of the most challenging public health problems facing our modern-day society. The purpose of this comprehensive monograph is to review the available knowledge concerning the pharmacogenetic basis of alcohol sensitivity and its physiolgical implications and to synthesize the bulk of existing knowledge regarding metabolic features and biomedical disturbances related to alcoholism. The chapters cover a broad array of disciplines including an overview of historical and epidemiological aspects, biochemistry and molecular genetics of enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism, biochemical and neuropsychopharmacological effects of alcohol. Major emphasis is placed on the role of genetic factors in alcoholism. The experimental details are summarized and a comprehensive bibliography is included.

Keywords

Alcohol use and abuse Alcoholic intolerance Alcoholic metabolism Alcoholism genetics

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74904-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74906-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74904-9
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