Corpus ID: 6348208

[Neurobiology of alcohol withdrawal inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters].

@article{Eel2006NeurobiologyOA,
  title={[Neurobiology of alcohol withdrawal inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters].},
  author={Ertuǧrul Eşel},
  journal={Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          129-37
        }
}
  • E. Eşel
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry
Alcohol withdrawal is a syndrome that is the result of adaptive changes in the brain secondary to chronic alcohol use and is associated with changes in many neurotransmitter, neuropeptide, and hormonal systems. Long-term exposure to ethanol leads to an imbalance in different excitatory (especially glutamate, a major excitatory amino acid), and inhibitory neurotransmitter (especially GABA, a major inhibitory amino acid) systems. When alcohol consumption is reduced or completely ceases, these… Expand
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