Intoxication

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Origin

late Middle English < ML intoxicātiōn- (s. of intoxicātiō ) a poisoning.

Definitions

1. inebriation; drunkenness. 2. an act or instance of intoxicating. 3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions. 4. Pathology . poisoning.

Description

Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness or being drunk or inebriated) is a physiological state occurring when an organism has a high level of ethanol in its bloodstream, or when ethanol otherwise causes the physiological effect known as drunkenness. In humans, common symptoms may include slurred speech, euphoria, impaired balance, poor coordination, flushed face, reddened eyes, reduced inhibition, and erratic behavior. In severe cases, drunkenness can cause loss of muscle coordination (ataxia), coma, and even death.[1]

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