Alcohol intoxication results in rapid loss in free magnesium in brain and disturbances in brain bioenergetics: relation to cerebrovasospasm, alcohol-induced strokes, and barbiturate anesthesia-induced deaths.

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In vivo 31P-nuclear magnetic resonance (31P-NMR) spectroscopy and ion-selective electrode measurements were undertaken to determine if administration of acute doses of alcohol (ALC, 0.2-6.6 g/kg), and lethal doses of barbiturate anesthesia, exert any influence on: (1) brain cellular bioenergetics, intracellular free Mg ([Mg2+]i) and intracellular pH (pHi… (More)

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