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Human beings have been experimenting for thousands of years with a variety of
naturally occurring substances that act on nervous tissues: alcohol to intoxicate a
weary mind, belladonna to calm an angry intestine or to poison an adversary, ...
Some, in spite of their small quantity, slow the rate at which the body disposes of
ethyl alcohol and may have toxic effects if very large amounts of alcoholic
beverages are consumed. But the main ingredient that characterizes alcoholic ...
At higher blood alcohol levels, deep coma sets in, and, if the intoxicated person is
long unattended, death may ensue by accidental stoppage of the breathing
passages. Between 0.5 and 1 percent the breathing centre in the brain or the
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