Alcohol-induced Brain Damage

Walter Hunt NIAAA WHUNT at AOAA1.SSW.DHHS.GOV
Mon Aug 23 08:09:13 EST 1993


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is pleased to announce
the release of the monograph entitled "Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage", coedited
by Walter A. Hunt, Ph.D. and Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.  This monograph is a
state-of-the-art treatise that provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary
review of alcohol-induced brain damage.  The monograph is divided into several
sections that includes: 1) an introduction that describes the prevalence and
general characteristics of alcoholic brain damage; 2) a review of
morphological, physiological, and cognitive abnormalities in humans; 3) a
review of the anatomical, physiological, and biochemical changes associated
with damage using animal models; and 4) possible molecular mechanisms of
damage and potential therapeutic strategies to retard damage and/or enhance
cognitive function.  Copies of this monograph can be obtained free by writing
to the Scientific Communications Branch, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 16C14, Rockville, MD  20857.




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