Pharmacology of Alcohol and Alcohol Dependence / Edition 1

Pharmacology of Alcohol and Alcohol Dependence / Edition 1

by Henri Begleiter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195100948

ISBN-13: 9780195100945

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a comprehensive review of the pharmacological effects of alcohol and the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of alcoholism. The book draws on general pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and alcohol studies to explore its theme. The second volume in the ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM series, it focuses on the pharmacologic mechanisms underlying the development of

Overview

This is a comprehensive review of the pharmacological effects of alcohol and the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of alcoholism. The book draws on general pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and alcohol studies to explore its theme. The second volume in the ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM series, it focuses on the pharmacologic mechanisms underlying the development of alcoholism. The first section on basic pharmacology is concerned with those aspects that are common to all of alcohol's effects. These include pharmacokinetics, general metabolism, and cross-tolerance. The second section on neuropharmacology describes the effects of alcohol on various brain functions, including circulation and metabolism. The third section provides an in-depth review of the neurobiology of physical dependence, withdrawal, and physiological tolerance. The book as a whole gives a comprehensive and authoritative picture of the complex pharmacologic actions of alcohol, particularly on the nervous system. For clinicians and researchers in the field of alcohol and alcoholism, it will serve as a fundamental reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195100945
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Alcohol and Alcoholism Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Pharmacology of Alcohol Dependence, B. Kissin and H. Begleiter
I. General Pharmacology of Alcohol
2. Pharmacokinetics of Ethanol: Absorption, Distribution and Elimination, H. Kalant
3. Metabolism of Ethanol, Acetaldehyde and Condensation Products, A.I. Cederbaum
4. Cross-Tolerance: Theoretical and Experimental Issues, J.M. Kahanna and A.D. Le
II. Neuropharmacology of Alcohol
5 Effects of Alcohol on Overall Brain Metabolism. B.M. Altura, B.T. Altura, A. Zhang and Sam Zakhari
6. Effects of Alcohol on Brain Circulation, B.M. Altura and B.T. Altura
7 Effects of Alcohol on Electrophysiological Activity of the Brain. B. Porjesz and H. Begleiter
8. Alcohol, Alcoholism, and the Autonomic Nervous System: A Critical Account, I. Maltzman and K. Marinkovic
III. Neuropharmacology of Physical Dependence, Withdrawal, and Physiological Tolerance
9. Effects of Alcohol on Neuronal Membranes, D.B. Goldstein
10. Effect of Ethanol on Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, N.J. Leidenheimer, J.E. Dildy-Mayfield and R.A, Harris
11. Effect of Alcohol n Neurotransmitters and their Receptors and Enzymes, B. Tabakoff and P.L. Hoffman
12. Pharmacological Effects in the Development of Physiological Tolerance and Physical Dependence, R.A, Deitrich, R. Radcliffe and V.G. Erwin
13. Neurobiological Substrates for the Anti-Anxiety Effects of Ethanol, G.F. Koob and K.T. Britton

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