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Ethanol Intoxication

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

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Description:

Ethanol intoxication is common and can result in significant morbidity and mortality, especially from accidents. Ethanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver to acetaldehyde and by cytochrome P450. Acetaldehyde is converted to acetic acid by aldehyde dehydrogenase.

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