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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No tablet!: Unless your are swallowing an NSAID in an alcohol solution, none!

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Not directly: However, a lacerated liver will bleed significantly and patients generally become anemic. Some breathalyzer machines assume that people have a normal ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on for what?: In terms of knowing the level of acute intoxication - how much alcohol is in the bloodstream/brain - a breathalyzer gives you a very close approximati ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Blood test: Simple question -- but with real-world implications that are anything but simple. Best wishes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol blood level: A blood alcohol test directly measures a person's blood alcohol content. A breathalyzer estimates blood alcohol concentration or content indirectly by ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: If you're looking for an excuse for a DUI, sorbitol will not skew the results. Don't drink and drive.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Excreted by lungs: Many substances are excreted by the lungs, and alcohol is one of them. Many other volatile substances, such as ether and other anesthetics, are also ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Blood alcohol: Blood alcohol level is more accurate
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
None: Both are used to detect the amount of alcohol circulating in your body. The only difference is a breathalyzer does not require a blood sample and is ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood.

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