Piecing together the puzzle of acetaldehyde as a neuroactive agent

  title={Piecing together the puzzle of acetaldehyde as a neuroactive agent},
  author={Merc{\'e} Correa and John D Salamone and Kristen N. Segovia and Marta Romano Pardo and Elio Acquas},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
Mainly known for its more famous parent compound, ethanol, acetaldehyde was first studied in the 1940s, but then research interest in this compound waned. However, in the last two decades, research on acetaldehyde has seen a revitalized and uninterrupted interest. Acetaldehyde, per se, and as a product of ethanol metabolism, is responsible for many pharmacological effects which are not clearly distinguishable from those of its parent compound, ethanol. Consequently, the most recent advances in… CONTINUE READING

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