Corpus ID: 43843512

Serotonin uptake blockers and voluntary alcohol consumption. A review of recent studies.

@article{Gill1989SerotoninUB,
  title={Serotonin uptake blockers and voluntary alcohol consumption. A review of recent studies.},
  author={K. Gill and Z. Amit},
  journal={Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism},
  year={1989},
  volume={7},
  pages={
          225-48
        }
}
  • K. Gill, Z. Amit
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism
Previous research demonstrated that serotonin uptake blockers (e.g., zimeldine, sertraline, fluoxetine) reduce voluntary ethanol consumption in rats and humans. However, the mechanism of action of these compounds is not well understood. It has been suggested, for example, that serotonin uptake blockade interferes with the processes that mediate the reinforcement derived from ethanol ingestion. On the other hand, there is considerable experimental evidence that suggests that the effects on… Expand
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