Mode of action

There is little information on the mode of activity of isopropanol. Many authors suggest that as it is a water-soluble alcohol, it may have the same mode of action as ethanol. However, the mode of action of ethanol is also a subject of debate. It may depress the CNS by dissolving in the cell lipid membrane and disordering the lipid matrix (Goldstein, 1984). The low molecular weight alcohols (those with 3-8 carbon atoms) all appear to have this ability to disorder biological membranes. The sedative and hypnotic effects of ethanol, and other low weight alcohols, may also be related to their effects on the neurotransmitter gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and glutamate activated ion channels (Goldstein, 1984; Charness et al., 1989; Lovinger et al., 1989).

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