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Consumption of a large dose of alcohol in a short time span

Forensic Science International. 56(2): 113-125
Consumption of a large dose of alcohol in a short time span
Blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) and time to peak BAC were determined in 16 subjects after ingestion of a large quantity of alcoholic beverages within a short drinking time span not exceeding 30 min. The first group (7 subjects) consumed alcohol after a 3- to 4-h fast. In the second group (9 subjects) the consumption of alcohol took place after eating a large meal. Venous blood samples taken 30 min after drinking finished were compared to the near-simultaneous Breathalyzer results. In addition, the minimum duration of a BAC plateau for these drinking circumstances was assessed.

Accession: 008379973

PMID: 1452102

DOI: 10.1016/0379-0738(92)90169-w

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