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    • Alcohol abuse

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    • Alcohol and health

    • Short-term effects of alcohol consumption include intoxication and dehydration. Long-term effects of alcohol consumption include changes in the metabolism of the liver and brain and alcoholism. Alcohol intoxication affects the brain, causing slurred speech, clumsiness, and delayed reflexes. Alcohol stimulates insulin p ... Read »


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    • Alcohol dehydrogenase

    • Alcohol dehydrogenase

      Alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH) (EC 1.1.1.1) are a group of dehydrogenase enzymes that occur in many organisms and facilitate the interconversion between alcohols and aldehydes or ketones with the reduction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+ to NADH). In humans and many other animals, they serve to break down alco ... Read »


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    • Alcohol Health Alliance UK

    • The Alcohol Health Alliance is a coalition of forty one organisations who share an interest in reducing the damage caused to health by alcohol misuse in the UK. Members include medical bodies, charities and alcohol health campaigners such as the Royal College of Physicians, The British Liver Trust and Alcohol Concern. ... Read »


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    • Alcohol intolerance

    • Alcohol intolerance is due to a genetic deficiency of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, the enzyme that metabolises ingested alcohol. It can also be an effect or side effect associated with certain drugs such as disulfiram, metronidazole, or nilutamide. It is characterized as intolerance of and unpleasant symptoms upon ... Read »


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    • Dipsomania

    • Dipsomania is a historical term describing a medical condition involving an uncontrollable craving for alcohol. In the 19th century, dipsomania was a variety of alcohol-related problems, most of which are known today as alcoholism. Dipsomania is occasionally still used to describe a particular condition of periodic, co ... Read »


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    • Dry January

    • Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January, particularly practised in the United Kingdom. The campaign, as a formal entity, appears to be relatively recent, being described as having "sprung up in recent years" even in 2014. Although the Finnish government la ... Read »


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    • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

    • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

      Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Problems may include an abnormal appearance, short height, low body weight, small head size, poor coordination, low intelligence, behavior problems, and problems with hearing or see ... Read »


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    • Alcohol intoxication

    • Alcohol intoxication

      Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness among other names) is a physiological state (that may also include psychological alterations of consciousness) induced by the ingestion of ethanol (alcohol). Alcohol intoxication is the result of alcohol entering the bloodstream faster than it can be metabolized by the l ... Read »


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    • Paddington alcohol test

    • The Paddington alcohol test (PAT) was first published in the Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine in 1996. It was designed to identify alcohol-related problems amongst those attending accident and emergency departments. It concords well with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire but ... Read »


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    • Passive drinking

    • Passive drinking, like passive smoking, refers to the damage done to others as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages. These include the unborn fetus and children of parents who drink excessively, drunk drivers, accidents, domestic violence and alcohol-related sexual assaults On 2 February 2010 Eurocare, the Europea ... Read »


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    • Recommended maximum intake of alcoholic beverages

    • There is no global consensus on recommended maximum intake (or safe limits) of the drug alcohol. The guidelines provided by health agencies of governments are varied and are shown below. These recommendations concerning maximum intake are distinct from any legal restrictions (e.g. driving after consuming alcohol) that ... Read »


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    • Subjective response to alcohol

    • Subjective response to alcohol (SR) refers to an individual's unique experience of the pharmacological effects of alcohol and is a putative risk factor for the development of alcohol use disorder. Subjective effects include both stimulating experiences typically occurring during the beginning of a drinking episode as b ... Read »


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    • Alcohol and weight

    • The relationship between alcohol and weight is the subject of inconclusive studies. Findings of these studies range from increase in body weight to a small decrease among women who begin consuming alcohol. Some of these studies are conducted with a large number of subjects; one involved nearly 80,000 and another 140,00 ... Read »


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