[Present views on metabolism of ethanol].

  title={[Present views on metabolism of ethanol].},
  author={Miroslav Hirt},
  journal={Soudni lekarstvi},
  volume={39 3},
The author summarizes some recent views on ethanol metabolism. He emphasizes the impact of different routes of the ethanol breakdown in the organism. Most important for alcohol metabolism is alcohol dehydrogenase and in chronic alcoholics also the microsomal ethanol oxidizing system. The role of catalase is practically negligible.