Alcohol: Interpretation

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Abstract

Alcohol, or chemically ethanol, is the most common drug used in the community. It is also the most abused and is by far the most common drug associated with forensic matters. Consequently, it is the most common substance analyzed by laboratories engaged in such activities. The interpretation of these results is, therefore, an important task for any laboratory and associated experts engaged by the courts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages323-326
Number of pages4
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9780123821652
ISBN (Print)9780123821669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Behavioral effects
  • Blood alcohol concentration
  • Estimation of consumption
  • Ethanol
  • Impairment
  • Legal limits
  • Pharmacokinetics

Cite this

Drummer, O. H. (2013). Alcohol: Interpretation. In Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences: Second Edition (2nd ed., pp. 323-326). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-382165-2.00298-1