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if humans in a lifetime only uses 10% of their brain
Alcohol: Physiologic effects of chronic alcohol use include the following:Gastrointestinal - Cirrhosis of the liver, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, and carcinoma.Cardiovascular - Hypertension and cardiomyopathy.Neurological - Peripheral neuropathy leading to ataxia, Wernicke encephalopathy, Korsakoff psychosis, and structural changes in the brain leading to dementia.Immunologic - Suppression of neutrophil function and cell-mediated immunity.Endocrine - In males, increase in estrogen and decrease in testosterone, leading to impotence, testicular atrophy, and gynecomastia.Obstetric - Fetal alcohol syndrome (ie, mental retardation, facial deformity, other neurologic problems).Psychiatric - Depression or anxiety disorders.
RD - those conditions are not caused by damage to the neurons themselves, but to the transmission of signals through the synapses. Alcohol impairs those transmissions. Most, if not all, of the associated symptoms can be seen in people who are drunk - loss of co-ordination, confusion, loss of short-term memory, etc.Actual Wernicke's & Korsakoff are caused by lack of thiamine.