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Medical What does your liver do with alcohol?

  1. Jun 23, 2008 #1
    If You drink alot of alcohol, you do not become permanently drunk. It is common for people to say that your liver does the job of getting rid of it, But How does it do it?
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  3. Jun 23, 2008 #2
    The metabolism of alcohol has been reasonably well studied, not only for inherent interest but also for its role in understanding and treating addiction. If you Google the phrases "alcohol metabolism" and "alcohol dehydrogenase" you will get an overview of the overall process as well as additional detail about one of the critical enzymes in the process.
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