Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract (2018) (PDF) Victor R. Preedy

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  • Year: 2018
  • Page Number: 358
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 13.37 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Victor R. Preedy

Description:

This book covers all aspects of gastrointestinal tract problems caused by alcohol misuse. Opening chapters discuss epidemiology and the metabolism of alcohol and the liver’s role in that process. Alcohol and acetaldehyde dehydrogenases, free radicals, and endocrine changes are discussed in detail. Recent advances in the pathophysiology of alcohol-induced disorders are summarized and many chapters detail techniques such as permeability and protein synthesis. Effects on specific organs, including the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine, are also discussed. All contributors and both editors are internationally recognized experts in their fields.

User’s Review:

Victor R. Preedyis currently a lecturer in the Department of Clinical Biochmistry, King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. He also holds Honorary Appointments in The Roehampton Institute, the School of Pharmacy and the Persistent Viral Disease Research Foundation. He directs studies regarding protein turnover, cardiology, nutrition, and the bio-chemical aspects of alcoholism, in particular.

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., initiatied and directed the National Institure of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression onimmune function and disease resistance in animals. Dr. Watson has edited 35 books, including 10 on alcohol abuse and 4 on other drugs of abuse. He has worked for several years on research for the U.S. Navy Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

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