THIQ question

Matt Jones jonesmat at ohsu.edu
Mon Aug 2 15:46:53 EST 1999


In article <7o4r6c$2b6 at dfw-ixnews11.ix.netcom.com> Anonymous,
user1804 at abcflash.net writes:
>I understand that alcohol can eventually break down into THIQ over time in a
>selected group, namely alcoholics. Are there any known substances which are
>capable of attaching themselves to THIQ molecules in the brain and removing
>them from the receptor site they are attached to?   If not, is there the
>potential for the discovery of such a substance/procedure?
>

Can you tell us what THIQ is (i.e., it's chemical structure)?  Alcohol
(i.e., ethanol) is a pretty simple molecule:

    H  H
     |   |
H-C-C-OH
     |   |
    H  H

It seems unlikely that it can "break down" into anything with a
complicated-sounding name like THIQ, but maybe I'm missing something.

Matt Jones



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