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ALCOHOL Intermediate 1 Biology Unit 1 – Health and Technology
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Introduction drug  is a substance that alters the way the human  body works Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Britain Alcoholic drinks vary in the percentage of alcohol that  they contain
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Alcoholic Content of Different Drinks Typical alcohol content (%) 0 20 40 60 80 Beer Cider Wine Buckfast Smirnoff Ice Vodka Whisky Absinthe
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Absorption of Alcohol Once consumed alcohol is absorbed from the stomach  and other parts of the gut It is carried around the body in the bloodstream
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Absorption of Alcohol When alcohol reaches the brain it affects the brain’s  activities It often makes a person feel relaxed and uninhibited Alcohol is slowly broken down in to harmless substances  by the liver Effects of alcohol gradually wears off
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Absorption of Alcohol The faster you absorb the alcohol, the higher your blood alcohol 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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