The nutritional factor

Richard Lanyon rlanyon at plato.wadham.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 06:44:49 EST 1999


On Tue, 7 Sep 1999 23:08:14 -0700, Roman Deambrun wrote:
> Richard Lanyon wrote in message ...
> >On Sun, 5 Sep 1999 14:45:13 -0700, Roman Deambrun wrote:

> >Having said that, not all psychoactive chemicals /need/ to cross the
> >blood-brain barrier - caffeine (I understand) exerts most of its
> >effects on the adrenal glands, producing adrenaline (or epinephrine if
> >you're American) which has the psychoactive effect.

> Liquors psychoactive effects seems to be related to the brain otherwise it
> would be difficult to explain troubled vision experienced by drunk
> individuals. (please excuse my naive approach)

Indeed, alcohol is a nice small molecule which is also soluble in both
aqueous and lipid solutions, and thus will be able to get almost
almost any membrane.

-- 
Richard
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