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Alcohol By: Kenndey Ng ' Genesis Flores

Affects on the Nervous System



Stimulant or Depressant?

Alcohol affects the central nervous system. The CNS is responsible for taking in information through the senses, control, thinking, understanding, emotions and reasoning.Alcohol interacts with the brain receptors, interfering with the communication between nerve cells, and suppressing excitatory nerve pathway activity.

Alcohol affects the body by interfering with the brain communication it causes change in mood and behavior resulting in it making it harder to think clearly and move.It affects the heart by causing strokes and high blood pressure. It affects the liver by causing inflammation and liver damage. It affects the pancreas causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances. It affects the immune system causing it to be weak and have you prone to cause diseases. Alcohol also has a high risk in of causing cancer in the Mouth, Esophagus, Throat, Liver and Breast.

Affects on the Human Body

Affected Neurotransmitters

Reason Behind Addiction

Affects After No Longer Consuming Alcohol

Alcohol is known to be a depressant. It slows down the function of the central nervous system. The affect it has on the brain activity cause your body and mind to relax body. It is also known to block some messages sent to the brain.

When is alcohol consumed, the brain releases dopamine and endorphins which produces satisfaction and eliminates pain. These sensations cause the body to consume more and more to keep satisfying the brain or pain.

After crossing the blood-barrier alcohol affects the GABA, gluatemate, serotonin and dopamine. Acohol afters thes neurotransmitters by increasing their activities and reduces glutemate.

When a person stops consuming alcohol they start to have side effects. Some of the side affects are anxiety, nausea, headache, confusion and increased heart rate.


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