Alcohol related emergencies, Biology

Alcohol Related Emergencies:

Alcohol is one of  the most serious health problems. Alcoholism is defined as a primary or chronic disease with genetic, psychological and environmental factors influencing development and manifestation. The disease is often progressive and fatal and  is characterized by  impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the alcohol despite adverse consequences and distortion in thinking most notable denial. 

1) Alcohol 

Idiosyncratic Intoxication It occurs when a person who consumes only a small amount of  alcohol, presents as  if  she has consumed more alcohol.  It is  treated with Benzodiazepine Ih4  or orally. 

2) Management 

The priorities are  to protect  the acutely intoxicated person from self harm and from doing violence to others and  to identify medi'cal problems that require immediate attention. Use  restraints if  required. If  required, small dose of benzodiazepines like diazepam, lorazepam etc. or paraldehyde are recommended. 

3)  Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

Individuals with severe alcoholism experience withdrawal syndrome when  their serum ethanol drops below  the patient's normal level. Symptoms may be mild during early hours of  withdrawal and can progress to full blown delirium tremors within days. It  is important to note that symptoms occur when  there is a drop below  the person's normal level, not necessarily when  there is no alcohol in  the person's system.  

Posted Date: 10/27/2012 2:51:48 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Alcohol related emergencies, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Alcohol related emergencies, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Alcohol related emergencies Discussions

Write discussion on Alcohol related emergencies
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Determine the term - coupling factors The coupling factors, also called the F l ATPase, present on the inner mitochondrial membrane facing the matrix side, are a very complex a

Uptake of Ammonia Ammonia (NH 3 ) diffuses freely across biological membranes according to its concentration gradient. However, ammonium (NH + 4 ) ion requires a specific tra

Q. Why is it significant for chromosomes to be condensed during mitosis and decondensed during interphase? During mitosis the major problem to be solved is the correct separati

What is Spermatogenesis in human biology? The male sex cells, or sperm, are produced in the oval-shaped testes, the primary sex organs of the male reproductive system, in a pro

Munch Pressure Flow Model Munch, a German plant physiologist, proposed in 1930, a simple physical model which can be tested in the laboratory for the mechanism of phloem trans

Define About the Sterols - Non Glyceride Fractions? These constitule a major proportion of the non-glyceride component while tocopherols, carotene pigments and flavour compound

P r o d u c t Quality Assurance Meat products should be manufactured under strict hygiene and sanitary conditions to avoid public health risks and improve aesthetic appea

Cap site Two usages are given below: 1] In eukaryotes, the cap site is position in the gene at which transcription begins, and really should be called the "transcription initia

Dextrins Dextrins are also polymers of D-glucose held by a(l,4) glycosidic linkages. Dextrins are,  in  fact,  formed due to partial hydrolysis of starch by  enzymes such as sa

Explain the effect on Minerals of the Human milk? There appears to be no relationship between dietary intake and concentrations in milk for copper, iron or zinc. Iron supplemen