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AIMS Though glutamic acid is well known as a working excitatory in the CNS, its impact on the modulation of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and withdrawal fits are not yet clear. The study has been undertaken to examine the levels of glutamic acid in chronic alcohol-dependent patients at different stages of alcohol withdrawal and weaning and to examine any(More)
HINTERGRUND: Biologische Marker des chron. Alkoholkonsums wie MCV, GGT oder Carbohydrate Deficient transferrin (CDT) sind klinisch hilfreich, jedoch nicht absolut aussagekräftig. Besonders bei Patienten mit bereits etablierter Lebererkrankung wäre ein verlässlicher Marker des chronischen Alkoholkonsums zum Erkennen der zu Grunde liegenden(More)
AIM The aim of the present study is to examine the distribution of plasma excitatory and inhibitory amino acids, according to the age and current breath alcohol levels (BrAl+/-), of alcohol-dependent patients. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS 78 alcohol-dependent patients (mean age=46.2+/-11 years, men/women=54/24) were clinically tested, including the(More)
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