Previous studies of the relationship between the endogenous opioid system and alcohol consumption have reported contradictory results. To shed light on this connection, we compared plasma concentrations of beta-endorphin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and cortisol in 70 alcoholic persons after different periods of abstinence and a group of 80 control… (More)
Recent findings suggest that a genetic deficit in opioid may be a biological marker of alcoholism. In other words, decreased plasma concentrations of opioids may be a predisposing factor, rather than a consequence, of alcohol consumption. We attempted to classify 88 randomly chosen individuals as alcoholics or nonalcoholics on the basis of plasma… (More)
In this paper we discuss some of the key issues behind the need to move away from screens and keyboards on mobile devices. Our aim is to allow non-hand based gestures for input with 3D sound and tactile displays for output to create more effective mobile interactions that make mobile devices easier to use when on the move.
There is a transient fall in hypothalamic serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) activity in the second week post partum in male but not female rats. When this fall is masked by administration of the 5-HT(2) agonist (-) 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl]-2-aminopropane hydrochloride [(-)DOI], over days 8-16 post partum, males are feminised in adulthood. To… (More)
INTRODUCTION The prognosis of rhabdomyolysis is conditioned by the development of acute renal failure which depends of quick preventive measures. Rhabdomyolysis is diagnosed by measuring plasma creatinkinase and it is usually suspected by the presence of previous putative causal factors like traumatisms. Non traumatic rhabdomyolysis usually lacks of… (More)
We investigated the possible relations between the endogenous opioid system and acute alcoholic intoxication in 21 subjects, of whom 13 were drinkers who came to the emergency service with evident symptoms of drunkenness, and 8 were nondrinkers who consumed 1 g alcohol per kg body weight over a short period. Different patterns of changes were found in the… (More)