Rats consumed 16.9 ± 2.1 ml ethanol per rat per day or 0.07 ± 0.01 ml per gram body weight per day. Ethanol consumption decreased pituitary beta-endorphin (p<0.01); however, ethanol did not alter levels of betaendorphin in the hypothalamus. ACTH levels were significantly lower in the hypothalami from the ethanol group (p<0.05); however, there was no change in the pituitary.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical