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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

n. any of a class of organic compounds formed when a hydroxyl group (–OH) is substituted for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon. The alcohol in alcoholic drinks is ethyl alcohol (null...

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Alcohol

Noeline Latt, Katherine Conigrave, John B. Saunders, E. Jane Marshall and David Nutt.

in Addiction Medicine

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 24801 words.

Introduction - Epidemiology - Pharmacology - Pathophysiology - The spectrum of use and misuse - Core clinical syndromes - The alcohol withdrawal syndrome - ...

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Alcohol

Edited by Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski and Jürgen Rehm.

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 448 pages.

Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. This book provides an...

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alcohol

Edited by Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 77 words.

the common name for ethanol. The term alcohol, which can be applied to any of the alcohols, derives

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alcohol

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 77 words.

the common name for ethanol. The term alcohol, which can be applied to any of the alcohols, derives

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Alcohol

Edited by John B. Saunders, Katherine M. Conigrave, Noeline C. Latt, David J. Nutt and E. Jane Marshall.

in Addiction Medicine

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Acute Medicine. 26685 words.

Chapter 9 of Addiction Medicine covers the spectrum of alcohol use disorders and their management. It describes the epidemiology and natural history of alcohol use, the pharmacology and...

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Alcohol

JAMES R. MARSHALL and JO FREUDENHEIM.

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 22216 words.

This chapter begins by summarizing current understanding of the mechanisms by which alcohol might affect cancer risk and then evaluates the molecular genetic factors that appear relevant to...

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alcohol

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

n. any of a class of organic compounds formed when a hydroxyl group (–OH) is substituted for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon. The alcohol in alcoholic drinks is ethyl alcohol (null...

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alcohol

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 108 words.

Chemically alcohols are compounds with the general formula CnH(2n+1)OH. The alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethyl

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alcohol

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 108 words.

Chemically alcohols are compounds with the general formula CnH(2n+1)OH. The alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethyl

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Alcohol

Robin Room.

in Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

February 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 13415 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion on alcohol, its uses, and its effects, both positive and negative, followed by a review of the recent research on its cumulative effects on health. The...

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