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!