The Metabolic Basis of Ethanol Toxicity

  • J. Tremolieres
  • R. Lowy
  • G. Griffaton
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 35)


Ethyl alcohol (ethanol), which is, a nutrient, a tranquilizer, an euphoristic beverage, is also a toxic responsible of so much human degradation, a social plague increasing the death rate among the adult population (Fig. 1). Very curiously, its metabolic effects, which are certainly in relation with its aforementioned properties, do not draw the scientific attention they deserve, althrough the consumption of ethanol is a widespread fact.


Xanthine Oxidase Metabolic Basis Ethanol Oxidation Ethanol Metabolism Specific Dynamic Action 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Tremolieres
    • 1
  • R. Lowy
    • 1
  • G. Griffaton
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Nutrition Humaine de l’I.N.S.E.R.M. et de l’E.P.H.E.Hôpital BichatParis 18eFrance

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