Section 15.2. Alcohol ’ s Effects on the Body. Objectives. Summarize the effects of intoxication on the body systems. List four factors that affect blood alcohol concentration. Identify three ways that intoxication may lead to death. Health Stats What trend does this graph reveal?.
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Alcohol’s Effects on the Body
Summarize the effects of intoxication on the body systems.
List four factors that affect blood alcohol concentration.
Identify three ways that intoxication may lead to death.
Health Stats What trend does this graph reveal?
How is reaction time—the time it takes people to respond to a situation—affected by alcohol? Explain how an increase in reaction time affects a person’s safety on the road.
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The state in which a person’s mental and physical abilities are impaired by alcohol or another substance.
A period of time that an intoxicated person cannot recall.
blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
The amount of alcohol in a person’s blood, expressed as a percentage.
A term used to describe the aftereffects of drinking too much alcohol.
driving while intoxicated(DWI)
The charge given to a driver over age 21 caught driving with a BAC that exceeds 0.08 percent, or to a driver under the age of 21 with any detectable BAC.
The consequence of taking an excessive amount of a drug that leads to coma or death.
The consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol at one sitting.
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