Alcohol and platelet function.

  title={Alcohol and platelet function.},
  author={Raphael Rubin and Margaret Lucille Rand},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={18 1},
Epidemiological studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages is inversely related to the incidence of the complications of coronary artery disease. The protective effect of ethanol may be partially attributable to an inhibitory effect of ethanol on platelets. This article summarizes the experimental observations that ethanol inhibits platelet responses to specific physiological agonists. In alcoholics, various platelet defects have been observed, but these may be… CONTINUE READING
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