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The effect of a single oral dose of ethanol on hepatic blood flow in man.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
0031-6970
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
481–484
Identifiers
PMID: 3622596
Source
Medline

Abstract

The magnitude and time course of changes in hepatic blood flow following oral ingestion of a single (0.6 g/kg) dose of ethanol was studied using the model compound indocyanine green (ICG). Hepatic blood flow was not significantly different at 40, 90, 150 and 210 minutes following ethanol as compared to baseline values measured 20 and 70 min prior to alcohol ingestion. These results suggest that ethanol, at concentrations commonly associated with social drinking, has minimal effects on liver blood flow and would be expected to contribute little to changes in either the bioavailability or clearance of drugs highly extracted by the liver.

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