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Acute alcohol intoxication: Quiz


Question 1: Alcohol is metabolized by a normal ________ at that rate of about one ounce (one "highball", a normal beer, a regular sized glass of wine) every 90 minutes.
PancreasLiverEndocrine systemImmune system

Question 2: In determining if someone is intoxicated it is necessary to observe their behavior while the subject is sober to establish a baseline, ruling out a ________ such as hypoglycemia, narcotic usage, mental health issues, etc.
North CarolinaPre-existing conditionFloridaVirginia

Question 3: Toxicologists also speak of alcohol intoxication to discriminate from other ________ researched in the field.

Question 4: Acute alcohol intoxication can result from a high level of alcohol in the ________, accompanied by extreme drunkenness.
HeartCirculatory systemMyocardial infarctionFetal circulation

Question 5: 100-199 mg/dL - ________, poor judgement, labile mood
TremorAtaxiaRestless legs syndromeIntention tremor

Question 6: Hypoglycaemia occurs due to ethanol's inhibition of gluconeogenesis, especially in children, and may cause ________, ketoacidosis and acute renal failure.
Diabetic ketoacidosisHyperkalemiaICD-10 Chapter IV: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseasesLactic acidosis

Question 7: For a physician in the acute treatment setting, acute alcohol intoxication can mimic other acute neurological disorders, or is frequently combined with other ________ that complicate diagnosis and treatment.
Psychoactive drugRecreational drug useKetamineDextromethorphan

Question 8: An "abnormal" liver, one with hepatitis, cirrhosis, gall bladder disease, ________, etc, will have a slower rate of metabolism.

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