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Alcohol (Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol)

Ethyl alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and an anesthetic. Alcohol ingestion may cause loss of judgment, incoordination, and disorientation. Higher doses may induce stupor possibly followed by coma and death.

Blood Alcohol Concentration

Clinical Signs & Symptoms

10 – 50 mg/dL

0.01 – 0.05 g/dL

Mild euphoria, decreased inhibitions, diminished attention & judgement

50 – 100 mg/dL

0.05 – 0.10 g/dL

Euphoria, sedation, impaired coordination, decreased sensory responses to stimuli, decreased judgement

150 – 300 mg/dL

0.15 – 0.30 g/dL

Confusion, disorientation, impaired balance, slurred speech

250 – 400 mg/dL

0.25 – 0.40 g/dL

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