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Alcohol intoxication


Alcohol intoxication is a physiological state induced by the ingestion of ethyl alcohol.

  • also known as being drunk, inebriated, Acute alcohol intoxication

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Alcohol intoxication refers to a temporary altered mental state associated with the presence of alcohol in the body.

An important component of the definition of alcohol intoxication is that the effects must co-occur with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than zero.

Google previewSocial Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alcohol intoxication: Alcohol intoxication is a physiological state induced by the consumption of alcohol. Intoxication is the consequence of alcohol entering the bloodstream faster than it can be metabolized by the liver. Some effects of alcohol ...

Google previewMedical-Surgical Nursing, Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alcohol intoxication is a physiological state that occurs ...

Google previewDisability Across the Developmental Life Span (2011)

For the Rehabilitation Counselor by Julie Smart, PhD

stated, “Alcohol intoxication is a contributory factor in approximately 50 percent of the cases” (pp. 130–131). “THRILLS AND CHILLS” PERSONALITY Especially for males, the years of adolescence and emerging ...

Google previewGetting Grounded in Social Psychology

by Todd D. Nelson

Alcohol Consumption Whereas social exclusion and high temperatures are situational factors beyond the individual's control, alcohol intoxication is a self- induced situational state. Alcohol has a powerful situational impact on a person's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Alcohol intoxication is a particularly important state that often contributes to relationship problems, and one way that alcohol causes problems is that it impairs selfregulation. Such times present a risk for behavior that could be harmful to ...

Google previewEmergency Medicine (2012)

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online) by James G. Adams

Drug Toxicity Alcohol intoxication is a common finding in the ED. The patient is often agitated, confused, and combative. This patient population is more susceptible to other causes of delirium, including infection, trauma, and concomitant ...

Google previewDisease Control Priorities Related to Mental, Neurological, Developmental and Substance Abuse Disorders (2006)

by Disease Control Priorities Project

Alcohol intoxication is a powerful mediator for acute health outcomes, such as accidental or intentional injuries or deaths, although intoxication can also be implicated in chronic health and social problems and in certain forms of heart disease.

Google previewNeurology and Clinical Neuroscience (2006)

by Anthony H. V. Schapira

Severe alcohol intoxication is a well-known cause of brief amnesic periods. However, in this author's experience, these “alcoholic blackouts” never come to specialists' attention as a diagnostic problem. More relevant to clinical practice is that ...

Google previewAdvanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2011)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),, Rhonda Beck

Severe alcohol intoxication is a form of poisoning and carries the same lethal potential as poisoning with any other CNS depressant. The most immediate danger to an acutely intoxicated person is death from respiratory depression and/ or ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Lunacy (1993)

by Thomas Szasz

Presenile dementia NOS Psychoactive substance-induced organic mental disorders Alcohol intoxication Alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication Uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal delirium Alcohol hallucinosis Alcohol amnestic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

Even beyond typical drinking, greater alcohol intoxication is linked at the event level to college students' greater likelihood of aggression, vandalism, unsafe sex, and sexual coercion both as a victim and a perpetrator (Neal and Fromme M).

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Alcohol Dependence 303 Alcohol Intoxication 291 Alcohol Intoxication Delirium 291.8 Alcohol ...

Google previewAmerican Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia (2006)

by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.

ALCOHOL INTOXICATION lor a lew clays; some have lew or no symptoms; and a minority have more severe symptoms requiring medical detoxification. Symptoms , if they appear, may include hand tremors; increased blood pressure, pulse, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

Alcohol intoxication plays a part in as many as half of all ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1899)

by Chalmers Watson

Pure ethylic alcohol intoxication is seldom witnessed; it is usually modified by the ethers of wine, by the higher alcohols of spirits, and by the special ingredients in other alcoholic drinks. The toxic properties of the higher alcohols are said by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soviet Law (1985)

by F. J. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge, Gerard Pieter Van den Berg, William Bradford Simons

In court practice, forensic experts con- fin£ themselves to usual conclusions: "This is an ordinary alcohol intoxication. The defendant is imputable . " They avoid answers to questions whether the intoxication was to such a degree that it caused ...

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