Alcohol in the body

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7493.732-b (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:732

Elimination of alcohol from blood varies

  1. Janusz Knepil, principal biochemist (toxicology) (jknepil@aol.com)
  1. Biochemistry Department, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0YN

EDITOR—Paton implies that elimination of alcohol from blood is always linear with time—that is, zero order kinetics apply.1 He also says that the process is mediated by enzymatic conversion. Enzyme activity, for …

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