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Acute effects of alcohol on the peripheral nerves in diabetic polyneuropathy: a clinical and neurophysiological study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7086457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute effects of alcohol on the peripheral nerves of seven patients with diabetic polyneuropathy and 13 healthy subjects were examined neurophysiologically. Ethanol (1 g/kg) caused a slight increase in skin temperature and motor conduction velocity in both groups. Motor distal latencies decreased in the healthy subjects, but increased among polyneuropathic patients after the consumption of alcohol. Diabetic nerves appear most susceptible to the acute effects of alcohol.
J Juntunen; T Salmi; K Sainio; R Ylikahri; E Matikainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-26     Completed Date:  1982-08-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking*
Alcoholic Intoxication / physiopathology
Diabetic Neuropathies / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Motor Neurons / drug effects
Neural Conduction / drug effects
Peripheral Nerves / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Sensation / drug effects
Skin Temperature / drug effects

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