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Health-Chapter 21

Alcohol

QuestionAnswer
ethanol the type of alcohol in alcoholic beverages
fermentation the chemical action of yeast on sugars
depressant a drug that slows the central nervous system
intoxication the state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance, and the person's physical and mental control is significantly reduced
binge drinking drinking five or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting
alcohol poisoning a severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose
psychological dependence a condition in which a person believes that a drug is needd in order to feel good or to function normally
physiological dependence a condition in which the user has a chemical need for a drug
alcohol abuse the excessive use of alcohol
alcoholism a disease in which a person has a physical or psychological dependence on drinks that contain alcohol
blood alcohol concentration (BAC) the amount of alcohol in a person's blood, expressed as a percentage
fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) a group of alcohol-related birth defects that include physical and mental problems
alcoholic an addict who is dependent on alcohol
recovery the process of learning to live an alcohol-free life
sobriety living without alcohol
Created by: erobbins329