Observations on the distribution of alcohol in blood, breath, and urine.

  title={Observations on the distribution of alcohol in blood, breath, and urine.},
  author={John W. Payne and David W Hill and Norval W. King},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 5481},
The effect of ethyl alcohol on the central nervous system is similar to that of a general anaesthetic, but fortunately, because of its high solubility in water, the amount required to produce the degree of saturation necessary for narcosis is greatly in excess of that commonly consumed. In practice, therefore, ethyl alcohol has only slight effects on the brain. These slight effects, however, may have important repercussions in certain circumstances; for example, there is evidence that even… CONTINUE READING
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