Measuring and reporting the concentration of acetaldehyde in human breath.

@article{Jones1995MeasuringAR,
  title={Measuring and reporting the concentration of acetaldehyde in human breath.},
  author={A. W. Jones},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={271-85}
}
Most of the acetaldehyde generated during the metabolism of ethanol becomes tightly bound to endogenous molecules such as haemoglobin, amino acids and certain phospholipids. Free acetaldehyde passes the blood-brain barrier and traces of this toxic metabolite are excreted through the lungs and can be detected in the expired air. The blood/air partition coefficient of acetaldehyde at 34 degrees C, the average temperature of end-expired air, is about 190:1. Because of various problems associated… CONTINUE READING
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