Plasma cortisol levels following ethanol in sons of alcoholics and controls.

@article{Schuckit1987PlasmaCL,
  title={Plasma cortisol levels following ethanol in sons of alcoholics and controls.},
  author={Marc A Schuckit and E O Gold and Craig Risch},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={942-5}
}
We used the pattern of change in plasma cortisol level following ethanol challenges to help characterize differences in response to alcohol in sons of alcoholics and controls. Thirty healthy, drinking young adult sons of alcoholics were matched with 30 sons of nonalcoholics on demography, drug use, and alcohol use histories. Each was tested on three occasions, when he received, in random order, placebo, 0.75 mL/kg of ethanol, and 1.1 mL/kg of ethanol. Subsequent blood samples for cortisol… CONTINUE READING

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