What is it about 2 carbons, 5 hydrogens and a hydroxyl that causes people to become intoxicated when they drink alcohol? Also, why does alcohol have a degenerative effect on the liver, kidney, heart, brain etc.?
It is alcohol that enhances the toxicity of acetaminophen ;)quetzalcoatl9 said:It is also interesting that acetominaphen (aka tylenol) greatly enhances the toxicity of alcohol, since the a.m. gets converted into a _more_ toxic metabolite which happens to affect the alcohol breakdown (i forget exactly how).
True, the risk of liver damage is high.This is relevant because what does someone do when they have a hangover? Many people are admitted to the hospitals for this very common problem...getting extremely drunk one night, and then taking a dosage of somewhere around 1500 mg of a.m. can be fatal!
Alcohol affects the brain by altering the communication between neurons, leading to changes in mood, behavior, and cognitive function. It can also cause a decrease in brain activity, resulting in impaired judgment, coordination, and reflexes.
When we consume alcohol, the liver breaks it down into less harmful substances. However, excessive alcohol consumption can damage liver cells and lead to inflammation, scarring, and even liver failure.
Yes, long-term alcohol consumption can lead to various health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. It can also cause damage to the digestive system, nervous system, and immune system.
Several factors can affect how quickly someone gets drunk, including body weight, gender, metabolism, and the amount of food in the stomach. Genetics may also play a role in how the body processes and metabolizes alcohol.
No, it is not safe to mix alcohol with certain medications. Alcohol can interact with medications, causing adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage. It is essential to consult with a doctor or pharmacist before combining alcohol with any medication.