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Metronidazole and Human Alcohol Dehydrogenase

Naturevolume 214pages190191 (1967) | Download Citation

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RECENTLY, metronidazole (‘Flagyl’) has been used in the treatment of alcoholism1 and it has been suggested that it might inhibit alcohol dehydrogenase2. We wish to present evidence to shed light on this suggestion.

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    Taylor, J. A. T., Bull. Los Angeles Neurolog. Soc., 29, 158 (1964).

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    Metronidazole in Alcoholism. Preliminary Information for Clinical Investigators (second edition) (May and Baker Ltd., 1966).

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    von Wartburg, J. P., Papenberg, J., and Aebi, H., Canad. J. Biochem., 43, 889 (1965).

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    Kane, P. O., McFadzean, J. A., Squires, S., King, A. J., and Nicol, C. S., Brit. J. Vener. Dis., 37, 273 (1961).

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  1. J. PRICE: Bates Research Fellow, Mental Health Research Fund.

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  1. Nuffield Unit of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool

    • J. A. EDWARDS
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