Ethanol
(Alcohol)

Alternate Names

  • Blood Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • EtOH
  • ETOH

Alcohol is a CNS (central nervous system) depressant; excessive intake can result in a decreased heart rate and respiration. Extremely high blood alcohol levels can progress to coma and even death. Alcohol levels are usually tested on people who are suspected of driving while intoxicated, but levels will also be measured in those who are suspected of an overdose of alcohol, or who are in an unexplained coma.

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