Why some people get more drunk than others

Perry, Michael
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p21
Reports on Keith Wafford and colleagues at the University of Colorado in Denver and researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore's discovery of gamma2L subunit of the gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor in the brain which is essential for ethanol's action. Effect of the ethanol's interaction with the subunit; Functions of GABA, a neurotransmitter released in the brain; Study methods; Explanation on why several people are prone to the effects of alcohol.


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