BIO Addiction Lab

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Lab Addiction Lab 1. How many college students die each year from alcohol related injuries or motor vehicle accidents. Why do you think that value is so high? - There is about 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 that die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents. I believe that the number is so high because, when under the influence of alcohol, people tend to lose control of their actions and they don’t realize what they are doing. 2. Using an example explain the Handicap Theory of Sexual Selection. - After drinking all night at a party, your perception or vision becomes distorted when searching for the opposite sex. The next mouring when you wake up, you may turn over to a boy/girl that you would usually not talk to. 3. How does alcohol affect the Brain and Central Nervous System. Include in
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Unformatted text preview: your answer the effect on neurotransmitters and the role of fatty acid by products.- Alcohol affects the Central Nervous System by increasing the turnover of norepinephrine and dopamine. Alcohol can reach the brain within one minute of consumption. When alcohol reaches the brain, it damages the frontal lobe, causes a reduction in brain size, and increases the size of the ventricles. It can also cause a vitamin deficiency, unabling the brain to absorb Vitamin B-1. 4. How is alcohol absorbed in the body?- About 20% of the alcohol is absorbed directly across the walls of an empty stomach. The remaing 80% is absorbed through the small intestine. Alcohol is absorbed through the walls of the small intestine into the blood stream and taken to the liver....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Takchung during the Fall '08 term at Illinois State.

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