- ethanol, ethyl alcohol) has been drunk, usually in a short period of time. The toxicity is related to the blood level of the alcohol. The individual may become extremely disoriented, unresponsive or unconscious, with shallow breathing. Because alcohol poisoning can be fatal, emergency treatment is urgently needed.
* * *the toxic effects of ingestion of an excess of ethanol, usually from binge drinking (see also alcoholism). The most common symptoms are vomiting, stupor, slow or irregular breathing, seizures, blue-tinged or pale skin, and hypothermia. Called also ethanol p.
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