HW3 - Drugs and Behavior Homework 3 Fall 2008 Name Due...

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Drugs and Behavior, Homework 3, Fall 2008 Due: October 4, 2008 Name: __________________________ 1. What two enzymes are principally involved in the breakdown of alcohol? (1pt) Two enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of alcohol include alcohol dehydrogenase and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase. 2. What is the difference between 1 st order versus zero order kinetic metabolism of a drug? (1pt) Zero order kinetics means that drug molecules are cleared at a constant rate regardless of drug concentration while 1 st order kinetics means that a constant fraction of drug molecules are removed during each successive time interval. 3. What are four factors that affect alcohol absorption, metabolism, and distribution? (1pt) Four factors affecting alcohol absorption, metabolism, and distribution include: (1) medications and food (2) gender (3) physiology of the individual and (4) race 4. List 2 brain regions affected by alcohol and the behavioral changes that result. (1pt)
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