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Chronic Alcoholism, Alcohol and Sleep

  • B. K. Lester
  • O. H. Rundell
  • L. C. Cowden
  • H. L. Williams
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 35)

Abstract

Since the demonstration of Dement and Kleitman (1957) that the periodic occurrence of rapid eye movements (REMs) in the presence of electroencephalographic (EEG) desynchrony during sleep was associated with visual dreams, and the immediate confirmation by Dement (1958) of similar bioelectric patterns in the cat, a wealth of information has accumulated concerning many behavioral and biological aspects of sleep. Recently, increasing efforts have been made to relate the significance of this variety of data to clinical areas, including the problems of chronic alcoholism and other drug abuse.

Keywords

Biogenic Amine Sleep Stage Alcoholic Patient Chronic Alcoholism Delirium Tremens 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. K. Lester
    • 1
  • O. H. Rundell
    • 1
  • L. C. Cowden
    • 1
  • H. L. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA

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