Altered profiles of serum neuroactive steroids in premenopausal women treated for alcohol addiction.

Abstract

Long-term alcohol consumption results in menstrual irregularities due to the inhibition of progesterone secretion. Some progesterone metabolites, including three pregnanolone isomers (PI), abate, while pregnenolone sulfate (PregS) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) increase, alcohol tolerance. The rationale of this study was to evaluate how the… (More)

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