TITLE

Where there's smoke there's not necessarily fire

AUTHOR(S)
Apte, M. V.; Pirola, R. C.; Wilson, J. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2005, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p446
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the role of smoking in alcoholic pancreatitis. The interest in smoking as a risk factor for the development and accelerated progression of alcoholic pancreatitis is understandable given that a number of smoking/nicotine related effects on the pancreas have been described in the literature. High concentrations of nicotine have been shown to increase pancreatic protein synthesis in isolated acini. The concept that smoking enhances the toxic effects of alcohol on the pancreas was examined in a recent experimental study where cigarette smoke was administered to anaesthetised rats receiving intravenous ethanol.
ACCESSION #
16556641

 

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