Requirements for an Ideal Alcohol Antagonist

  • Carlton K. Erickson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


There are, in the broadest terms, several types of alcohol antagonists which we can talk about:
  1. 1.

    blockers of tolerance or dependence production

  2. 2.

    blockers of withdrawal symptoms

  3. 3.

    antagonists of alcohol drinking or preference

  4. 4.

    blockers (“reversers”) of acute intoxication, also known as amethystic agents.



Respiratory Depression Withdrawal Symptom Acute Intoxication Acute Alcoholic Intoxication Dependence Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlton K. Erickson
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacyThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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