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Biochemical Pharmacology of Ethanol

  • Edward Majchrowicz

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Regina Pietruszko
    Pages 1-31
  3. Ronald G. Thurman, William R. McKenna
    Pages 57-76
  4. Boris Tabakoff, Catherine C. Gelpke
    Pages 141-164
  5. Arun K. Rawat
    Pages 165-177
  6. Marcus A. Rothschild, Sidney S. Schreiber, Murray Oratz
    Pages 179-194
  7. Ladislav Volicer, Barry I. Gold
    Pages 211-237
  8. Robert A. Lahti
    Pages 239-253
  9. Alfred A. Smith
    Pages 265-275
  10. Robert W. Farmer, Louis F. Fabre Jr.
    Pages 277-289
  11. Edward B. Truitt Jr.
    Pages 291-309
  12. Donald W. Goodwin
    Pages 339-355
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 357-367

About this book

Introduction

A number of excellent symposia, reviews and monographs on the biology of ethanol have been published during the last decade. Al­ though it may appear that another such publication may be superflu­ ous, the subject of alcohol abuse is still open for further explora­ tion and the field of the biochemical pharmacology of ethanol is in its infancy. This is evidenced, for example, by the unavailability of any drugs that are designed specifically for the treatment of alcohol intoxication or alcohol addiction. The impetus for this publication was generated by a spontane­ ous enthusiasm following the symposium on BiochemicaZ Ph~acoZogy of EthanoZ that was organized at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Biological Chemistry in August 1973 in Chicago. It was the first symposium on such a topic ever in­ cluded in the program of that large society of American chemists. The original aim of the symposium was to acquaint the members of the society with some basic facts about the biological chemistry of ethanol. The symposium included seven papers and covered a rela­ tively narrow range of ethanol biochemistry. In view of the enthu­ siasm shown at the Chemical Society meeting, the panelists decided to publish the program and to amplify it by inclusion of additional topics which have remained relatively unexplored in earlier publica­ tions. In addition, reviews have been included which discuss old topics from a new perspective.

Keywords

biochemistry chemistry ethanol pharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Majchrowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Alcohol ResearchNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7529-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7531-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7529-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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