Alcohol is a remarkable molecule whose ingestion is tolerated in such high concentrations by human beings that it has the potential to biologically affect every organ system. In spite of the universality of alcohol exposure, the lung is sometimes disregarded by both alcohol researcher and pulmonologist as a target for ethanol's action. This disregard fails to appreciate the decades of research and thousands of publications in the area of alcohol and lung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-292
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • Airway epithelium
  • Alcohol
  • Alveolar parenchyma
  • Ethanol
  • Lung
  • Mucociliary clearance
  • Nitric oxide
  • Oxidative stress
  • T-cell recruitment
  • Tissue remodeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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