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Could Someones Blood Alcohol Level Be Manipulated By Eating
What does "9" mean??: In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent). It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has bloodwork done and the alcohol levels come back as 271 3 what does that translate to in blood alcohol level percentage?
Units?: I am guessing that the units would translate to a 0.2713% -- very drunk and at some risk of dying from it, especially if inexperienced. ...Read more
Could a high blood alcohol level even when sober cause chest pain that lasts days, a blackout for about 15 minutes and seeing bright lights in eyes?
See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man ( more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight ) not allowing for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None - same thing: Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the chemical name for "beverage alcohol," to distinguish it from other alcohols, like wood alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). There is a slight difference between the blood alcohol level and the serum alcohol level (about 10%), but they are almost the same thing too. ...Read more
Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more
Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more
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