Accession Number:

ADA413015

Title:

Role of the 5HT(3) Receptor in Alcohol Drinking and Aggression Using a Transgenic Mouse Model

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2002

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Alcohol use has been identified as an important factor in aggressive or violent behavior in humans In its 10th Special Report to the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and Health June 2000 the Public Health Service stated that one in four victims of violent crime described their attacker as having consumed alcohol prior to committing the crime. When the victim was a current or former intimate partner, the incidence increased to two out of three offenders having been drinking prior to the attack. Alcohol not only increases the incidence but also the severity of the attack. While these statistics may be correlational, a causal relationship between alcohol use and physical violence needs to be explored.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE