Alcohol intake is inversely related to plasma renin activity in the genetically selected alcohol-preferring and -nonpreferring lines of rats.


Studies involving both animals and humans strongly suggest that alcoholism is, in part, genetically determined. One approach to studying this genetic component is to determine whether rats, genetically selected to prefer (P line) or avoid (NP line) alcohol, show differences in those physiological systems which modulate alcohol intake. It has previously been… (More)


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