Alcohol and Memory Impairment

  • Aman U. Khan
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


The effects of ethanol on the human body appear to be accumulative. Almost all the physiological systems of the body are affected by alcohol. Chronic consumption of alcohol causes diseases of the liver, pancreas, brain, gastrointestinal tract, and cardiovascular system. Organ sensitivity to alcohol varies widely. A few drinks a day, without producing acute intoxication, may cause liver disease in some persons while others may show no apparent effect. The nervous system, however, appears to be very sensitive to the toxic effects of alcohol.


Memory Impairment Memory Deficit Alcohol Intoxication Acute Intoxication Sensory Memory 


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  • Aman U. Khan
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  1. 1.Southern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA

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