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Congeners in Alcoholic Beverages

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Congeners refer to chemicals that occur in an alcoholic beverage as a result of fermentation and distillation. These are usually present in small amounts and may impart flavors to a specific type of beverage. However, if present in larger amounts or if a large amount of beverage is consumed then these could result in acute or chronic toxic effects.

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