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How Alcohol is Processed by the Body<br />By Grace Tsui<br />
Alcohol<br />Also known as ethanol<br />Different drinks have different proofs<br />Toxic to the body<br />Lipid-soluble m...
Absorption<br />20% absorbed by stomach lining <br />80% absorbed by the small intestine<br />A small amount is processed ...
Circulatory System<br />Blood vessels relax<br />Blood flow increases<br />Heart beats faster to provide enough throughout...
Lungs<br />10% of alcohol is excreted through respiration and perspiration and urination<br />Breathing rate is faster<br />
Kidneys<br />
Brain<br />Sedative<br />Affects neurotransmitter glutamate<br />Slurred speech,staggering,memory disruption, discoordinat...
Liver<br /><ul><li>Liver filters all the blood in the body to remove toxins
store excess blood sugar
ADH is present in large amounts
½ ounce of ethanol is processed per hour</li></li></ul><li>Breaking Down Ethanol<br />
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  1. 1. How Alcohol is Processed by the Body<br />By Grace Tsui<br />
  2. 2. Alcohol<br />Also known as ethanol<br />Different drinks have different proofs<br />Toxic to the body<br />Lipid-soluble molecule<br />
  3. 3. Absorption<br />20% absorbed by stomach lining <br />80% absorbed by the small intestine<br />A small amount is processed in the stomachfirst<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Circulatory System<br />Blood vessels relax<br />Blood flow increases<br />Heart beats faster to provide enough throughout the body<br />Blood pressure increases <br />
  6. 6. Lungs<br />10% of alcohol is excreted through respiration and perspiration and urination<br />Breathing rate is faster<br />
  7. 7. Kidneys<br />
  8. 8. Brain<br />Sedative<br />Affects neurotransmitter glutamate<br />Slurred speech,staggering,memory disruption, discoordinaton<br />Increased release of dopamine and endorphins causing stimulation<br />
  9. 9. Liver<br /><ul><li>Liver filters all the blood in the body to remove toxins
  10. 10. store excess blood sugar
  11. 11. ADH is present in large amounts
  12. 12. ½ ounce of ethanol is processed per hour</li></li></ul><li>Breaking Down Ethanol<br />
  13. 13. The Hangover<br /><ul><li>Pooling of blood in his brain and swelling
  14. 14. Liquid lost from urination and vomiting
  15. 15. Stomach lining is inflamed from ethanol irritation
  16. 16. Liver was unable to metabolize sugar when processing alcohol</li></li></ul><li>Thank you!<br />Any questions?<br />

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