Alcohol and Hormones

  • Ronald R. Watson

Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theodore J. Cicero, Michael L. Adams
    Pages 21-47
  3. W. Les Dees, Christopher L. Nyberg, Jill K. Hiney
    Pages 49-74
  4. Mary Ann Emanuele, Margaret M. Halloran, John J. Tentler, Nicholas V. Emanuele, Mark R. Kelley
    Pages 97-126
  5. James C. Garbutt, Susan G. Silva, George A. Mason
    Pages 127-145
  6. Judith S. Gavaler, Elaine R. Rosenblum, Stephen R. Deal
    Pages 147-160
  7. Donald E. Spiers
    Pages 193-208
  8. Alejandro M. Dopico, José R. Lemos, Steven N. Treistman
    Pages 209-226
  9. Wolfgang H. Vogel, Bradley D. Evans
    Pages 227-244
  10. Jack R. Wands, Kasibhatla Bhavani, Yutaka Sasaki
    Pages 245-259
  11. Siew K. Teoh, Nancy K. Mello, Jack H. Mendelson
    Pages 261-278
  12. Michael L. Adams, Theodore J. Cicero
    Pages 279-294
  13. Jean-Pierre Wuarin, F. Edward Dudek
    Pages 295-305
  14. Carrie L. Randall, Jocelynn L. Saulnier, Allen L. Salo
    Pages 307-324
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 337-339

About this book


Alcoholism, the oldest addictive illness, remains a serious problem because of its major modifications of many physiological systems. The genetic and neurological origins and mechanisms are complex and only partly understood. However, it is clear that alcohol use modifies the production of most hormones, directly and indirectly modulating the systems that hormones regulate. Acute and chronic alcohol consumption affects virtually all cellular functions of tissues like brain, liver, immune system, and reproductive and endocrine organs. The latter have major regula­ tory roles, affecting many functions from development to repro­ duction. Although stress can further modify alcohol's effects on hormone production, it significantly causes most of alcohol's modi­ fications of the body to occur via changes in hormone production and secretion. Ronald R. Watson vii Contributors Michael L. Adams • Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Robert A. Anderson, Jr .• Ob/Gyn Research, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago,IL Kasibhatla Bhavani • Molecular Heptology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA Theodore J. Cicero • Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St.


growth growth factor growth hormone homeostasis hormone metabolism puberty reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald R. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1995
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6678-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0243-1
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