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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is legal limit on blood alcohol content?

What is legal limit on blood alcohol content?

Blood Alcohol Level: Currently in the US it is 0.08 % (in all states). In countries like Mali, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Saudi Arabia it is 0.00 by Muslim Law. The only countries I could find with a higher Blood alcohol content % were Cyprus at 0.09 (but it is changing to 0.05) & Swaziland. ...Read more

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How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

Alcohol = calories: 1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories . Check NIH Alcohol calorie calculator http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/Calorie-Calculator.aspx ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

Likely none.: These terms appear to be interchangeable. There is a difference between blood alcohol content by mass and blood alcohol content by volume, since 1 ml blood equals 1.06 grams of blood. These measurements differ in this way in different parts of the world. ...Read more

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How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

Ethanol clearance: There is wide variation in the metabolism of ethanol. The unhabituated drinker clears ethanol from the blood stream at an approximate rate of 15 to 20 mg/dL per hour. Patients with chronic ethanol abuse can clear ethanol at a rate of 25 to 35 mg/dL per hour, or even faster in some cases. Euphoria and mild deficits in coordination, attention, and cognition are seen w/ BAC of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

Alcohol intoxication: Signs and symptoms of acute ethanol intoxication vary with severity and can include slurred speech, nystagmus, disinhibited behavior, incoordination, unsteady gait, memory impairment, stupor, or coma. Acute alcohol intoxication can also induce multiple metabolic derangements including hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia. ...Read more

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Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

No, but.: Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content. Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk. ...Read more

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Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL Vs BAC: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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