Notes Bio 106 Alcohol Effects - Notes Bio 106 Alcohol Effects When Youre Plastered There are plenty of words to describe it bladdered slaughtered

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Notes Bio 106 Alcohol Effects When You’re Plastered There are plenty of words to describe it: bladdered, slaughtered, mullered, legless or as drunk as a skunk. Call it what you will, if you keep drinking beyond the early warning signs you're heading for trouble - trouble focussing, trouble speaking, trouble keeping upright. For that classic sitcom moment, the thing to do at the end of the evening is fall off the barstool. Falling over is a common mistake when drunk because alcohol affects the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine movements. If finding the end of your nose with your index finger is difficult, you know your cerebellum has been affected. Blotto Researchers think they know why inebriated people sometimes pass out. When people stand up their blood pressure drops and a sober body responds by tightening blood vessels. After knocking back a skinful, this system no longer works, which is why standing up to leave can induce a faint. The danger zone Drinking heavily is very dangerous.
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