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Sensory Superactivity

A Preliminary Report on an Hypothetical Model for an Hallucinogenic Mechanism in Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Milton M. Gross
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 35)

Abstract

Recent evidence has been obtained which suggests the hypothesis that sensory superactivity may be induced by a variety of conditions, such as rebound from the effects of a depressant agent like alcohol on the sensory cortex. Furthermore, such sensory superactivity may result in ambiguous sensations which, in the presence of alterations of consciousness (as in delirium), could be related to the formation of hallucinations.

Keywords

Slow Wave Sleep Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol Intoxication Sensory Cortex Blood Alcohol Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton M. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Div. of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Dept. of PsychiatryDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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