Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780125643702
eBook ISBN: 9780080502311
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th December 2004
Page Count: 2192
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This comprehensive handbook is a "one-stop-shop" for all researchers involved in the field of alcohol-related harm at the whole body or cellular level. Over 100 chapters provide abundant information of a wide range of topics that extend from the evolutionary aspects of alcohol consumption and the prevalence of alcohol misuse to programmed cell death. Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables and figures making this a valuable reference for students, clinicians and researchers alike.

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Over 100 chapters conveniently divided into 3 sections Represents a 'one-stop-shop' of information with suitable indexing of the various pathways and processes *Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables as well as figures


Researchers involved in the field of alcohol-related harm, institutions, libraries, PhD students, clinicians and pathologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors xiii Preface xxix Foreword xxxi Volume 1 Part I: General Aspects of Alcohol Toxicity, Consumption, and Disease 1

  1. Evolutionary and Historical Aspects of Ethanol Ingestion 3 Robert Dudley
  2. Alcohol Metabolism: General Aspects 15 Charles S. Lieber 3 Intake of Different Alcoholic Beverages and Life-style and Psychosocial Factors 27 John Barefoot and Morten Grønbæk
  3. Genetic Aspects of Alcohol Metabolism: An Overview 31 Stephen J. Marshall and Geoff K. Chambers
  4. Predictors of Alcohol Consumption 49 Kari Poikolainen
  5. Binge Drinking: Patterns, Explanations, and Policy 59 Holly E. Ventura, Chris L. Gibson, J. Mitchell Miller and Alex R. Piquero
  6. Breath and Blood Alcohol 75 Marion Pavlic and Petra Grubwieser
  7. Effects of Food and Body Composition on Blood Alcohol Levels 87 Harold Kalant
  8. Disposal of Ethanol Carbon Atoms 103 M-A. Cornier
  9. Effect of Alcohol on Water and Sodium Homeostasis 111 Ramón Rodrigo and Gonzalo Rivera
  10. Energy from Alcohol 121 Michael J. Haas
  11. The Mediterranean Diet and the Contribution and Role of Alcohol 135 Maria Isabel Covas
  12. The Role of Alcohol in Injury Deaths 147 Philippe Lunetta and Gordon S. Smith
  13. Death from Alcohol Poisoning 165 James A. Crampton and Kathleen Berry
  14. Alcohol and the Workplace 175 Valentino Patussi and Laura Mezzani
  15. Alcohol Misuse in Adolescents: Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Treatment 181 Dawn L. Thatcher and Duncan B. Clark
  16. Alcohol Misuse in Adolescents: Individual


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" excellent addition to a reference library and to the field of addictionology. ...a great reference -- all you want to know in 2005 regarding alcohol and its medical consequences. ...I highly recommed it for researchers in the field and medical libraries." - DOODY'S (2005)