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

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

No difference: They are the same thing. It's the percent concentration of alcohol (mass weight) per volume of blood. It can be measured as mg per ml or grams per deciliter. ...Read more

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Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test? I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test?

I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

No, it doesnt: This is almost entirely fiction, based on one case of someone with a very unusual yeast species which was fermenting alcohol. But even if it was that, you are still responsible for driving while impaired. If your level was over 0.8, you were legally intoxicated (0.5 for those less than 21). If you did not feel intoxicated, it means you were tolerant and clearly have an alcohol problem get help! ...Read more

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What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

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

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What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

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 more

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Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

No: Alcohol is metabolized by the liver. Eating will not speed up this metabolism so the blood alcohol level can't be manipulated in this way. However, eating when drinking can help with the sick feeling you may get. ...Read more

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Blood alcohol 129mg is that bad? Is it passed the legal limit?

Blood alcohol 129mg is that bad? Is it passed the legal limit?

Blood alcohol level: That is higher then the drug alcohol level limits for driving for every country that I am aware of in the world except for possibly Swaziland. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

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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How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

It goes up the more: you drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and your ethanol level?

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

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I am having bloodwork done, need to know how long they can detect blood alcohol levels?

That depends on how: Much you had to drink (& other variables). The median rate of bac is a drop of 15 milligrams per cent per hour. You will need to do the math. ...Read more