Acute Ethanol Poisoning and the Ethanol Withdrawal Syndrome

@article{Adinoff1988AcuteEP,
  title={Acute Ethanol Poisoning and the Ethanol Withdrawal Syndrome},
  author={Bryon Adinoff and George H. A. Bone and Markku Linnoila},
  journal={Medical Toxicology and Adverse Drug Experience},
  year={1988},
  volume={3},
  pages={172-196}
}
SummaryEthanol, a highly lipid-soluble compound, appears to exert its effects through interactions with the cell membrane. Cell membrane alterations indirectly affect the functioning of membrane-associated proteins, which function as channels, carriers, enzymes and receptors. For example, studies suggest that ethanol exerts an effect upon the γ-aminobutvric acid (GABA)-benzodiazepine-chloride ionophore receptor complex, thereby accounting for the biochemical and clinical similarities between… 
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