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2011-02-15 19:53:52

    * Alcohol dependence (AD) may develop through alcohol's effects on neural signaling.    * Researchers have found that neuroactive steroids may mediate some of the effects of alcohol on ÃŽ³-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors.    * These findings suggest that genetic variations in neuroactive steroid-producing enzymes may be related to risk for AD. One of the ways in which alcohol dependence (AD) may develop is through...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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