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Alcoholic Beverages and the Body
« on: May 01, 2004, 08:52:48 PM »
What element or a group of elements that causes the intoxication and the state of being drunk in the human body? Considering that the person is drinking Vodka

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Re:Alcoholic Beverages and the Body
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 09:05:44 PM »
ethanol CH3CH2OH
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Re:Alcoholic Beverages and the Body
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004, 02:38:37 AM »
Ethanol in human body is oxidized to CH3CHO (ethanal),and this compound is responsible for the intoxication. In the next step of oxidation an acetic acid is formed. Some peple since genetic defect cannot oxidize aldehyde to acetic acid and for them ethanol is much more toxic.
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