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Alcohol flush reaction: Quiz


Question 1: ________, also known as gin blossoms, is a chronic facial skin condition in which capillaries are excessively reactive, leading to redness from flushing or telangiectasia.
Alopecia areataOnychomycosisAcne vulgarisRosacea

Question 2: Degreaser's flush—a flushing condition arising from consuming alcohol shortly before or during inhalation of ________ (TCE), an organic solvent with suspected carcinogenic properties.
TrichloroethyleneNitrous oxideChloroformDiethyl ether

Question 3: Individuals who experience the alcohol flushing reaction may be less prone to ________.
AlcoholismBenzodiazepineDrug addictionAddiction

Question 4: Studies in pinto rats have also shown that consumption of carbohydrates (glucose and ________) significantly increase the metabolism of ethanol through a yet unknown pathway, and without affecting alcohol dehydrogenase activity.

Question 5: ________, a drug sometimes given as treatment for alcoholism, works by inhibiting acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, causing a five to tenfold increase in the concentration of acetaldehyde in the body.

Question 6: The idea that acetaldehyde is the cause of the flush is also shown by the clinical use of ________ (Antabuse), which blocks the removal of acetaldehyde from the body via ALDH inhibition.

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