Ethyl alcohol in forensic aspects

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Anon Jumlongkul


Ethyl alcohol is the most common drug abuse in the world. It is the catastrophe of economics, especially in traffic accident. Multi specialty medical groups usually join for the treatment of acute and chronic alcoholic toxicity, and sometimes the doctors will be responsible for their opinions in alcoholic measuring for answer the legal issues. This article reviewed the basic knowledge in ethyl alcohol, the calculation of ethyl alcohol concentration in many type of beverages, toxicokinetics of ethyl alcohol, the effects of alcohol to human health, biological sampling for laboratory analysis, and some part of Thai laws that correlate to ethyl alcohol.

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Review article