Alcohol Intoxication And Withdrawal

Alcohol (ethanol) has a damping effect on the CNS. taken in large quantities, it can rapidly lead to respiratory depression, coma and death. ingested large amounts over a long time damage the liver and many other organs. Alcohol withdrawal manifests as a continuous series of specific events, from tremors to seizures, hallucinations, and life-threatening autonomic instability with severe withdrawal (delirium). The diagnosis is made clinically. (See also alcohol diseases and…

September 3, 2018