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Can anyone tell me what conditions could cause intoxication like symptoms without alcohol?

Can anyone tell me what conditions could cause intoxication like symptoms without alcohol?

TNTC: Too numerous to count. I would need much more information regarding symptom history, medical history, and physical exams / labs to comment. Sounds like it might be good to visit with your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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How much alcohol causes intoxication?

How much alcohol causes intoxication?

Impairment at one dr: Alcohol causes impairment at even one drink. Intoxication occurs with varying amounts depending on body size, gender, and chronicity of alcohol intake. In general novice drinkers, women and people of small size will get intoxicated with lower amounts. It is urged that you not try to find it out by experimenting on yourself or some one else. ...Read more

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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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I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

Unlikely: Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid replenishment by natural losses daily. For heat, sweat, or other losses you would increase accordingly. For every 1 degree above 98 degrees Fahrenheit your daily fluid requirement increases by 125mL/day as well. Many gallons will cause trouble. ...Read more

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Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults. ...Read more

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Is botulism food infection or intoxication?

Is botulism food infection or intoxication?

Intoxication mostly: Classical food botulism is caused by preformed botulinum toxin, usually a, b, or e, ingested in food not cooked or stored correctly, such as with home canning. Despite this, so-called infant botulim is caused by ingestion of bacillus botulinum spores with germination in the immature intestinal tract and elaboration of toxin. Same thing can occur in wound botulism. ...Read more

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What is the definition of acute opiate intoxication and how can it be the cause of death?

What is the definition of acute opiate intoxication and how can it be the cause of death?

See below: Taking too much of an opiate can cause repiratory depression, stop breathing by decreasing the natural drive to breath located in the brain. Symptoms preceding this may be stupor, can't arouse the person, very tiny or "pinpoint pupils" if suspected call 911 immediately.. ...Read more

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