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Chapter 7: Alcohol

1: Alcohol has been used for all the following purposes EXCEPT
analgesic (painkiller).
antiseptic to kill bacteria in contaminated water.
enema to cleanse the colon.
inducement to perform boring or dangerous jobs.
2: Chemically, alcohols are organic compounds that contain one or more _____ groups in its chemical structure.
methyl
acid
amine
hydroxyl
3: The fermentation of sugar produces alcohol and
carbon dioxide.
oxygen.
glucose.
water.
4: Which part of the body is not a site for alcohol absorption?
mouth
liver
small intestine
stomach
5: In general, the amount of alcohol in the blood peaks how many minutes after consuming one standard drink
10 to 15
20 to 30
30 to 45
50 to 60
6: This condition often develops when the stomach is exposed repeatedly to alcohol at high concentrations
gastritis
esophagitis
pancreatitis
fatty liver
7: When alcohol consumption overwhelms the liver’s capacity to metabolize the compound, all of the following occur EXCEPT
reduced supply of oxygen to the brain.
loss of alcohol through the liver and lungs.
loss of consciousness.
muscles metabolize the remaining alcohol.
8: A person’s tolerance to alcohol consumption is least influenced by
body composition.
ability to produce alcohol enzymes.
age.
stomach size.
9: The acute affect of binge drinking, that can also be deadly, is _____.
severe hypoglycemia
chronic dehydration
kidney failure
stomach damage
10: The organ that suffers the most damage from alcohol consumption is the
brain.
liver.
spleen.
pancreas
11: Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is
only a problem for the mother if her intake is excessive.
most severe if the drinking occurs in the later stages of the pregnancy.
a major cause of mental retardation in the United States.
none of the above
12: A deficiency of _____ is responsible for the ‘shakes’ similar to that seen in alcohol withdrawl.
magnesium
thiamin
folic acid
calcium
13: Moderate alcohol consumption for a 21-year old man is defined as _____ drinks per week.
5 drinks
7 drinks
10 drinks
14 drinks
14: In a chronic heavy drinker, the Microsomal Ethanol-Oxidizing System
increases gluconeogenesis.
encourages lipolysis.
metabolizes excess alcohol.
decreases ATP production from alcohol.
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