Alcohol Metabolism

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asia.biles
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Alcohol Metabolism
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2013-03-18 22:47:28
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Questions on alcohol metabolism
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  1. High levels of alcohol result in build up of:
    acetaldehyde
  2. What is acetaldehyde metabolized by?
    aldehyde dehydrogenase
  3. Individuals with lower levels of ________ will have a greater CNS response to alcohol
    alcohol dehydrogenase
  4. Why are Asians suseptible to flushing?
    mutations in in aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme
  5. What drug is sometimes taken by alcoholics to try to keep sober?
    Antabuse- induces nausea and vomiting
  6. 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.
  7. People with ____ levels of ______ don't tend to become alcoholics.
    low & alcohol dehydrogenase

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