Alcoholism and bone growth: A literary appraisal

  • SS Adebisi Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Keywords: Alcohol, Bone


Alcoholic preparations is one of the ingredients present in beverages, drugs or chemicals in common use even at pregnancy; and this is well acclaimed to be toxic to the conceptuses, particularly, the developing skeletal tissues.

A thorough literature search at MEDLINE and consultation with local scientific publications, and text books on alcohol and bone development was carried out to compile useful information and to up-date knowledge on this subject.

It is of great interest to note that this subject had been, and is yet receiving much and global attention from experimental, social and health workers; particularly echoing the hazards of alcohol abuse on developing tissues.

This subject is an area of much and more consideration with the view to unveiling the mystery of the toxicity of alcohol, while in search of therapy for its assaults and convincing means of abstinence for the addicts.

Key Words: Alcohol; Bone

Sahel Medical Journal Vol.7(2) 2004: 46-53

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