Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 15th, 2000
Alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in the brain were known to cause the relaxing, sedative, anticonvulsant, and intoxicating effects of alcohol but, until recently, researchers didn't know exactly how. Now they believe, as outlined in the December 1999 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Symposium Proceedings, they have found the missing piece of the puzzle.
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