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Alcohol is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Alcohol

Alcohol in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Alcohol in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: He [Radcliffe, 1866] believed that belladonna was of doubtful efficacy, that opium was sometimes useful in the disorder, that alcoholic stimulants were trustworthy"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 204
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 204.
Primary Source: Radcliffe CB. Lectures on epilepsy, pain, paralysis, and certain other disorders of the nervous system. Philadelphi: Blakiston, Son & Co: 1866.


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Jing Li, Daniëlle Copmans, Michèle Partoens, Borbála Hunyadi, Walter Luyten, Peter de Witte
ACS Chem Neurosci: 2020;
[PubMed:32083464] [] [DOI] (I a)

M Martinez, I M U Rossetto, R M S Arantes, F S N Lizarte, L F Tirapelli, D P C Tirapelli, L G A Chuffa, F E Martinez
Serum miRNAs are differentially altered by ethanol and caffeine consumption in rats.
Toxicol Res (Camb): 2019, 8(6);842-849
[PubMed:32055392] [] [DOI] (P e)

Kristen Joy Hamilton, Zhibin Chen, Andrew Tomlin, Patrick Kwan
Mortality and morbidity of patients with treated and untreated epilepsy in New Zealand.
Epilepsia: 2020;
[PubMed:31981218] [] [DOI] (I a)

Pierangelo Cifelli, Gabriele Ruffolo, Eleonora De Felice, Veronica Alfano, Erwin Alexander van Vliet, Eleonora Aronica, Eleonora Palma
Phytocannabinoids in Neurological Diseases: Could They Restore a Physiological GABAergic Transmission?
Int J Mol Sci: 2020, 21(3);
[PubMed:31979108] [] [DOI] (I e)

Yi Chai, Hao Luo, Gloria H Y Wong, Jennifer Y M Tang, Tai-Chung Lam, Ian C K Wong, Paul S F Yip
Risk of self-harm after the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in Hong Kong, 2000-10: a nested case-control study.
Lancet Psychiatry: 2020, 7(2);135-147
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