1. The effect of intravenous infusion of ethanol on the concentration of plasma free fatty acids (FFA) and triglycerides (TG) and on hepatic triglyceride content was studied in Rhesus monkeys.

2. A minor fall in the plasma FFA was observed after the infusion of ethanol, followed by a rise in FFA which was prevented by a beta-receptor blocking agent.

3. Ethanol administration increased the liver triglyceride level.

4. Prior treatment with a beta-receptor blocking agent which apparently blocked the adrenergic process did not prevent accumulation of triglycerides in the ethanol-treated animals.

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