Effect of ethanol consumption on central nervous system (CNS) beta-endorphin and ACTH

S. R. Gambert, C. H. Pontzer, J. J. Barboriak

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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