Effects of Alcohol Essays

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Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology.
Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kuhl meaning " a powder for painting the eyes". The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits. To most people alcohol is considerd a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine moter coordination,and often has a staggering "drunken" gait. The eyes may appear somewhat "glossy" and pupils may be slow to respond to stimulus. At high doses pupils may become constricted. At intoxing doses, alcohol can decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure
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WHAT IS CONSIDERED A DRINK:

A drink that contains a half-ounce of alcohol or more. The amount you would problibly find in a 12 ounce can of beer, 4 ounce glass of table wine, 1 ounce shot of 100% destilled spirits such as whiskey or vodka. Generally this is the amount of alcohol a person can metabolize in about an hour. But of course it also depends on other stuff.

The way to see the amount of alcohol in someone is the Blood Alcohol
Content. The Blood Alcohol Content is measured in milligrams percent. For example, a BAC of 10 means that one-tenth of 1% of your total blood content is alcohol.This means that a BAC of 0.5 and below may give you a little buzz;a BAC of .50 or greater may cause death.

Blood Alcohol Content depends on two things size,the bigger you are the more blood you have to delute the alcohol, and it also depends on how fast you drink it, the faster you drink the more your BAC goes up because your body doesn't have as long to delute the alcohol.

BINGE DRINKING

Drinking a lot of something at one time is not really good for your system, no matter what it is. Bringe drinking is drinking to get drunk, it is what a lot of college people do. Drinking at least five drinks all in one sitting. When they do this the side effects become more serious: vomiting, dizziness, impaired mental capabilities,and hangovers. Those are only short term reactions, others things

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