alcohol abuse

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alcohol abuse

n.
Substance abuse involving alcohol.
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If prolonged ethanol abuse is suspected, carbohydrate-deficient transferrin or fatty acid ethyl esters could be used as plasma biomarkers.
Objective: Ethanol abuse exacerbates copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies resulting in metabolic alterations that frequently lead to increased ethanol intake.
The cause of death was combined toxic effects of intravenous heroin abuse and ethanol abuse with a contribution by chronic HIV infection.
The investigators looked at the excess deaths in each category of consumption that could be attributed to ethanol abuse.
Ethanol abuse, which is strongly associated with hypothermia, results in vasodilation and interferes with peripheral vasoconstriction, an important physiologic mechanism of defense against the cold.
Studies over the last 30 years have clearly demonstrated that chronic ethanol abuse impairs the functions of both T cells and B cells.
Regarding the nonoxidative pathway of ethanol metabolism, the pancreas appears to accumulate more FAEEs after ethanol abuse than any other functional--as opposed to structural--organ.
They have been detected in human organs damaged by ethanol abuse and can be used as postmortem markers for premortem ethanol use.