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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Intoxication (Overview)

Any reduction of brain function secondary to the presence of alcohol is intoxication. Legally intoxication is at a blood alcohol level of 0.080%.


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Does alcohol intoxication usually cause many symptoms?

Does alcohol intoxication usually cause many symptoms?

Drunkeness... and: Beyond being drunk, high levels of blood alcohol can poison many body systems and symptoms can be manifold up to and including death. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
350 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Intoxication (Overview)

Any reduction of brain function secondary to the presence of alcohol is intoxication. Legally intoxication is at a blood alcohol level of 0.080%.


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If you get taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication do they test your level?

If you get taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication do they test your level?

Yes: If you are taken to the hospital for being intoxicated, your blood alcohol level will be tested. You may tested for other things that may cause altered mental status, e.g.Urine drug screen, blood glucose etc. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of alcohol intoxication?

What's the best treatment to get rid of alcohol intoxication?

Time: Once the alcohol is in the body, other than a trip to the er, there is nothing one can do except wait for the liver to slowly detoxify the blood. ...Read more

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I was admitted into the ER for alcohol intoxication, what do they do?

I was admitted into the ER for alcohol intoxication, what do they do?

Supportive care.: The dangers of this condition include respiratory depression and possible death, vomiting with aspiration and hypoglycemia(low blood sugar). The thrust of care in the immediate period is therefore supportive so as to prevent any of the above complications which again are and can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Does alcohol intoxication usually cause many symptoms?

Drunkeness... and: Beyond being drunk, high levels of blood alcohol can poison many body systems and symptoms can be manifold up to and including death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol intoxication?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol intoxication?

See below : Any reduction of brain function secondary to the presence of alcohol is intoxication. Legally intoxication is at a blood alcohol level of 0.080%. ...Read more

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Could nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication?

Could nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication?

Not similar: The amount of nicotine in tobacco is not enough to cause true nicotine intoxication, except when small children are exposed, usually by ingesting it. Nicotine intoxication can be lethal, and actually nicotine-like substances have been used to kill rodents and other pests. Tobacco workers also routinely get it. Alcohol intoxication looks completely different. Seizures, abd. Pain, twitches occur. ...Read more

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Does nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication? Please, need some answers?

Does nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication? Please, need some answers?

Not usually: nicotine as consumed in cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes produces effects that are not only nothing like alcohol withdrawal, but most of them are directly the opposite of alcohol withdrawal - improved concentration together with some muscle relaxation, heightened and not dulled consciousness. In overdose, nicotine is lethal and shuts down important parasympathetic nerve function ...Read more