Estimated lethal ethanol concentrations in relation to age, aspiration, and drugs.

  title={Estimated lethal ethanol concentrations in relation to age, aspiration, and drugs.},
  author={Kari Poikolainen},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={8 2},
  • Kari Poikolainen
  • Published 1984 in Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
In 98 deaths certified to be due to accidental alcohol poisoning, maximum antemortal blood ethanol concentrations were estimated as the sum of postmortal concentration and the product of blood ethanol elimination rate (0.258 g/liter/hr) and the time interval between the discontinuation of drinking and death. The estimated mean maximum concentration (g/liter) was 4.63 for uncomplicated cases, 4.26 for cases with heart disease, 3.98 for cases in which aspiration of stomach contents had… CONTINUE READING


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