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How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Alcohol & Brain

Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops.

In brief: Alcohol & Brain

Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops.
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