Hormonal (ACTH, cortisol, beta-endorphin, and met-enkephalin) and cardiovascular responses to hyperthermic stress in chronic alcoholics.

@article{Vescovi1997HormonalC,
  title={Hormonal (ACTH, cortisol, beta-endorphin, and met-enkephalin) and cardiovascular responses to hyperthermic stress in chronic alcoholics.},
  author={Pier Paolo Vescovi and C DiGennaro and Vittorio Coiro},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={1195-8}
}
Chronic alcohol drinking causes profound alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary function. In the present study, endocrine [corticotropin (ACTH), beta-endorphin, cortisol, and met-enkephalin] and cardiovascular (blood pressure) changes in response to hyperthermic stress (sauna at 90 degrees C for 30 min) were evaluated in 25 normal men (25 to 50 years old) and in 48 male alcoholic subjects (34 to 56 years old) after 5 weeks of abstinence. Significantly lower increments in systolic blood pressure… CONTINUE READING
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