Electroencephalographic tolerance and abstinence phenomena during repeated alcohol ingestion by nonalcoholics

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Science  05 Jun 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4499, pp. 1175-1177
DOI: 10.1126/science.7233213


Certain measures of the auditory average evoked response are sensitive to alcohol and provide evidence for abstinence and tolerance during and after 10 days of alcohol consumption by nonalcoholics. Electroencephalographic techniques provide a single sensitive measure for the study of the etiology of tolerance and abstinence with particular reference to a new area of investigation with nonaddicted humans.