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Questions on alcohol metabolism
High levels of alcohol result in build up of:
What is acetaldehyde metabolized by?
Individuals with lower levels of ________ will have a greater CNS response to alcohol
Why are Asians suseptible to flushing?
mutations in in aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme
What drug is sometimes taken by alcoholics to try to keep sober?
Antabuse- induces nausea and vomiting
Why do females tend to have higher alcohol levels?
They have less alcohol dehydrogenase which changes the conversion of ethanol into acetate before the ethanol is absorbed into the blood stream.
People with ____ levels of ______ don't tend to become alcoholics.
low & alcohol dehydrogenase