measure of the amount of alcohol in a beverage
proof
a drug that depresses the brain and nervous system and can be found in drinks
alcohol
a process in which yeast, sugar, and water are combined to produce alcohol
fermentation
a substance that is poisonous
toxin
consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short amount of time
bingedrinking
BAC rises faster in which gender?
females
disease of the liver caused by chronic damage to liver cells
cirrhosis
symptoms of this include headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, irritability
hangover
a period in which a person cannot remember what has happened
blackout
refusing to admit you have a problem
denial
disease in which there is a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol
alcoholism
birth defects in babies born to mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy
fetalalcoholsyndrome
when a baby is born dead
stillbirth
when the body does not get the nutrients required for optimal health
malnutrition
Almost ________ part of the body is harmed when people drink large quantities of alcohol
every
The amount of alcohol in a person's blood
BAC
drinking increases the risk of developing ______________ in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach
cancer
People who drink are at risk for developing _________________ diseases
cardiovascular
Long-term heavy drinking can cause ___________ failure
kidney
In males, drinking can affect the size of the _________ and the development of muscle mass
testes