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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.
- Fall '08