Alcohol abuse

Disease description

A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse and Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)

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Non-invasive evaluation of pulmonary glutathione in the exhaled breath condensate of otherwise healthy alcoholics. Respir Med. 2008 MY. Yeh, EL. Burnham, M. Moss, LA. Brown
Respir Med. 2008 Feb;102(2):248-55. Epub 2007 Oct 30. PubMed:17977706

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Hydrogen peroxide PubChem CID: 784
Glutathione PubChem CID: 124886
Glutathione ox PubChem CID: 40467895

MeSH information

MeSH ID D000437
MeSH name Alcoholism