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What causes ethanol poisoning?

Ethanol poisoning is caused by consuming too much alcohol in a brief period, such as a single day or a few days. Poisoning occurs because alcohol is consumed faster than the liver can break it down. Generally, more than five drinks in a sitting for men or four drinks in a sitting for women is considered to be dangerously excessive. Binge drinking is a more serious problem in teens and young adults. In serious cases, emergency treatment may be necessary.

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What is ethanol poisoning?
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Ethanol poisoning is also known as alcohol poisoning. It is caused by excessive alcohol consumption....
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What increases my risk of ethanol poisoning?
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Teens and young adults are more inclined to binge drink and experience ethanol poisoning. Oddly enou...
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How does ethanol poisoning affect the body?
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Alcohol has almost immediate effects because it is absorbed in the bloodstream more quickly than it ...
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How much alcohol can I drink before I am in danger of ethanol poisoning?
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Every person has different tolerances to alcohol. In general, drinking more than one serving of alco...
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