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Ethanol - 1/9/2006

Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound, one of the alcohols that is most often found in alcoholic beverages. ...

Excessive doses of alcohol - 1/9/2006

The effect alcohol has on the NMDA receptors, earlier responsible for pleasurable stimulation, turns from a blessing to a curse if too much alcohol is consumed. ...

Moderate doses of alcohol - 1/9/2006

Although alcohol is commonly thought of purely as a depressant, at low concentrations it can actually stimulate certain areas of the brain. ...

Wine - 1/9/2006

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ...

Effect on Liver - 1/9/2006

Prolonged, heavy drinking has been associated in many cases with primary liver cancer. ...

Upper digestive tract (effect of alcohol) - 1/9/2006

Chronic heavy drinkers have a higher incidence of esophageal cancer than does the general population. ...

Alcohol expectancies - 1/9/2006

Alcohol expectancies are beliefs that individuals hold about the effects they experience from drinking. ...

Alcohol expectancies - 1/9/2006

Alcohol expectancies are beliefs that individuals hold about the effects they experience from drinking. ...

Abuse and overdoses - 1/9/2006

All sedatives can be abused, but barbiturates are responsible for most of the problems with sedative abuse due to their widespread "recreational" or non-medical use, as well as over-prescribing by medical doctors. ...

Sedatives and alcohol - 1/9/2006

Sedatives and alcohol are sometimes combined recreationally or carelessly. ...

Sedative - 1/9/2006

A sedative is a drug that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), which causes calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ...

Alcohol dehydrogenase - 1/9/2006

Alcohol dehydrogenases are a group of dehydrogenase enzymes that occur in many organisms and facilitate the conversion between alcohols and aldehydes or ketones. ...

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - 1/9/2006

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the less noticeable, but sometimes equally serious, fetal alcohol effects (FAE). ...

Alcohol tolerance - 1/9/2006

Alcohol tolerance refers to a decreased response to the effects of ethanol in alcoholic beverages. ...

Alcohol-related traffic crashes - 1/9/2006

Alcohol-related traffic crashes are defined by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to include any and all vehicular (including bicycle and motorcycle) accidents in which any alcohol has been consumed, or believed to have been consumed, by the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian associated with the accident. ...

Social impact - 1/9/2006

The social problems arising from alcohol abuse can include loss of employment, financial problems, marital conflict and divorce, convictions for crimes such as drunk driving or public disorder, loss of accommodation, and loss of respect from others who may see the problem as self-inflicted and easily avoided. ...

Effects of Alcoholism - 1/9/2006

Today, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are major public health problems in North America, costing the region's inhabitants an estimated US$170 billion annually. ...

Alcoholism as a disease - 1/9/2006

The American Psychiatric Association no longer recognizes the existence of "alcoholism" as a diagnostic category per se. ...

Alcoholism - 1/9/2006

Alcoholism is a dependency on alcoholic beverages characterized by craving (a strong need to drink), loss of control (being unable to stop drinking despite a desire to do so), physical dependence, tolerance (increasing difficulty in becoming drunk), and withdrawal symptoms. ...

Pub crawl - 1/9/2006

Pub crawl (sometimes called a "bar tour" or bar-hopping or "alcocrawl") is the act of visiting and consuming alcoholic beverages at a number of pubs in a single night with a group of friends. ...

Drunkenness - 1/9/2006

Drunkenness, in its most common usage, is the state of being intoxicated with alcohol (i.e. ethanol) to a sufficient degree to impair mental and motor functioning. ...

Beer in a social context - 1/9/2006

Beer is considered to be social lubricant in some contexts. ...

History of modern beer - 1/9/2006

In 1953, New Zealander Morton W Coutts developed the technique of continuous fermentation. Morton patented his process which revolutionised the industry through reducing a typical four-month long brewing process to less than 24 hours. ...

Beer during the Industrial Revolution - 1/9/2006

With the invention of the steam engine in 1765, industrialization of beer became a reality. ...

Beer in early European history - 1/9/2006

In Europe, beer largely remained a homemaker's activity, made in the home in medieval times. ...

Beer in the Middle Ages - 1/9/2006

The addition of hops to beer for bittering, preservation, and aroma is a relatively recent innovation: in the Middle Ages many other mixtures of herbs were often employed in beer prior to hops. ...

Beer in antiquity - 1/9/2006

Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC and recorded in the written history of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. ...

Beer - 1/9/2006

Beer, generally, is an alcoholic beverage produced through the fermentation of sugars suspended in an aqueous medium, and which is not distilled after fermentation. ...

History of alcohol - 1/9/2006

The history of alcohol in the ancient world extends back before recorded time. ...

Hangover - 1/9/2006

A common after-effect of ethanol intoxication is the unpleasant sensation known as hangover, which is partly due to the dehydrating effect of ethanol. ...

Dehydration - 1/9/2006

Consumption of ethanol has a rapid diuretic effect, meaning that more urine than usual is produced, since ethanol inhibits the production of antidiuretic hormone. ...

Metabolism of alcohol and action on the liver - 1/9/2006

The liver contains a special enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) that breaks down alcohols into acetaldehyde, which is turned into acetic acid by the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, and then yet another enzyme converts the acetate into fats or carbon dioxide and water. ...

Carcinogenic effects - 1/9/2006

Small amounts of alcohol do not act as a carcinogen. ...

Action on the brain - 1/9/2006

Ethanol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and reaches the brain. As a small molecule, it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. ...

Intoxication - 1/9/2006

In small amounts, ethanol causes a mild euphoria and removes inhibitions. ...

Effects of alcohol on the body - 1/9/2006

Alcohol (ethanol) is a potent drug with a range of side effects. ...

Effects of alcohol on the body - 1/9/2006

Alcohol (ethanol) is a potent drug with a range of side effects. ...

Legal considerations - 1/9/2006

Most countries have rules forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages to children. ...

Alcoholic beverage - 1/9/2006

Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol. ...

Metabolism and excretion - 1/9/2006

Alcohol is removed from the bloodstream by a combination of metabolism, excretion, and evaporation. ...

Test assumptions - 1/9/2006

Blood alcohol tests assume the individual being tested is average in various ways. ...

Blood alcohol content - 1/9/2006

Blood alcohol content (or blood alcohol concentration), often abbreviated BAC, is the concentration of alcohol in blood, measured, by volume, as a percentage. ...

Next step (third step) - 1/9/2006

If it is determined that the person is not legally intoxicated, they might be released without any charges. ...

Chemical test (second step) - 1/9/2006

If arrested, the driver is brought to the police station, and given one or more chemical tests: breath, urine, and/or blood. Breath test results are usually available immediately and are sometimes given before the actual arrest takes place; urine and blood samples are sent to a lab to determine the BAC. ...

Field sobriety test (first step) - 1/9/2006

The officer will administer one or more field sobriety tests (FSTs). Some common FSTs include having the driver: ...

Drunk driving (Canada) - 1/9/2006

Driving under the influence is a generic term for a series of offences under the Canadian Criminal Code. ...

Drunk driving (Canada) - 1/9/2006

Driving under the influence is a generic term for a series of offences under the Canadian Criminal Code. ...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - 1/9/2006

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a non-profit organization in the United States. ...

History of drunk driving laws - 1/9/2006

The first jurisdiction in the United States of America to adopt laws against drunk driving was New York in 1910, with California and others following. ...

Drunk driving (United States) - 1/9/2006

Drunk driving or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs, to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ...

Driving under the influence - 1/8/2006

Driving under the influence, drink-driving, or drunken (often called drunk) driving, is the act of operating a motor vehicle (and sometimes a bicycle or similar human-powered vehicle) after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs. ...

Lower DUI Thresholds More Dangerous? - 1/2/2006
Radley Balko
Critics of roadblocks and .08 predicted that (1) the lower standard would actually cause an increase in drunk driving deaths, as scarce law enforcement resources are diverted toward motorists who don't pose a real threat to highway safety and away from the "hardcore" drunks that do ...

DUI Defendants Get More Power to Challenge Tests - 10/22/2005
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Some local judges in Kentucky have barred defendants from arguing that their blood-alcohol level was different when they were driving than when the test was administered. ...

Mesothelioma - The Curse of Asbestos - 10/22/2005
Melinda Brindine
there is another group of mesothelioma patients who did not work with asbestos themselves, but who came into regular contact with people who worked with mesothelioma. ...

Cancer Awareness: The Facts About Pain Management - 9/30/2005
Andrea Kenningsworth
The reason many patients resist the idea of pain medication is that the are concerned that they will become addicted or immune to the medication, or that there will be the side effects. ...

DUI Defendants Skip Charge By Asking How Test Works - 8/13/2005

Seminole County's criminal judges have been using a standard that if a DUI defendant asks for a key piece of information about how the machine works - its software source code, for instance - and the state cannot provide it, the breath test is rejected ...

How to Fire Your Lawyer - 7/25/2005
Stuart Gelboar
Don't put yourself in the position of firing your lawyer before you have another one. If you are already involved in an ongoing court case, this is especially in the case. ...

Cliff Nichols - 7/23/2005
Cliff Nichols
The bottom line is at some point in each of our lives we all need help … we all have, or will, fall short of some standard at some time and need an advocate. Are there any who can claim their conduct is without blemish? ...


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