Induction of alcohol withdrawal symptoms by nalorphine in chronic alcoholic patients.

Abstract

The effect of nalorphine on eliciting symptoms of either alcohol or narcotic withdrawal was studied. Five male alcoholics were challenged with nalorphine and saline, both while sober and during alcohol ingestion. After nalorphine, pulse rate decreased in patients when sober, but increased when they were ingesting alcohol. Nalorphine administration resulted… (More)

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