Toxicological and metabolic consequences of methanol poisoning.

  title={Toxicological and metabolic consequences of methanol poisoning.},
  author={Elżbieta Skrzydlewska},
  journal={Toxicology mechanisms and methods},
  volume={13 4},
Methanol, when introduced into all mammals, is oxidized into formaldehyde and then into formate, mainly in the liver. Such metabolism is accompanied by the formation of free radicals. In all animals, methanol oxidation, which is relatively slow, proceeds via the same intermediary stages, usually in the liver, and various metabolic systems are involved in… CONTINUE READING