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Alcohol and human health

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Figure 6
Figure 6 MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) image showing how the brain structure is affected in a person with chronic alcoholism. (a) Images taken in three places in a healthy brain – these are ‘slices’ taken through the front, middle and back of the head (see inset). (b) Shows the shrinkage of the brain in images taken at the same three positions in a person with chronic alcoholism (Photo: Daniel Hommer/National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

 1.4 Nervous-system damage