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I read on the ny times website that alcohol does not kill neurons, but instead damages the dendrites. will dendrites heal if damaged?

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Dendrites = neurons: Dendrites are part of the neuron. Alcohol damages neural transmission and neurons. The cumulative effects of alcohol are largely irreversible.Medical advice shoudl comes from a physician (a neurologist in this case) instead of a newspaper. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholismandalcoholabuse.html

Answered 9/19/2022

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Sorry, but the NY Times has a blatant history of FAKE news dating back to the 1930's (see "The Grey Lady Winked"). As mentioned, alcohol can cause cerebral atrophy, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, epilepsy, and this is all secondary to toxicity affecting not only dendrites but axons and neuronal cell bodies. Best to stop your drinking prior to these nasty sequences.

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