Neuroendocrine, fluid balance, and thirst responses to alcohol in alcoholics.

  title={Neuroendocrine, fluid balance, and thirst responses to alcohol in alcoholics.},
  author={Gregory B Collins and K. Bridget Brosnihan and R A Zuti and Maria G Messina and Mahesh Kumar Gupta},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={16 2},
This study simultaneously evaluated multiple circulating neurohormones, osmolality, thirst, and fluid balance in eight actively drinking, alcoholic males and seven controls before and 12 hr after an ethanol challenge. Basal levels of serum osmolality and thirst were significantly higher in alcoholics compared with controls, yet actively drinking alcoholics at the start of the study had normal vasopressin (AVP) levels, plasma angiotensin II (Ang II), plasma renin activity, plasma aldosterone… CONTINUE READING

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