Hormonal influences in the development of the hypermetabolic state of the liver produced by chronic administration of ethanol.


Chronic administration of ethanol to rats, either in liquid diets as the only source of food or by gastric intubation while the animals are fed ad libitum, leads to the development of a hypermetabolic state of the liver. This hypermetabolic condition of the liver can be observed independently of the feeding state of the animals. The calorigenic effects… (More)


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