Alcohol Metabolism: Process & Effects


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BAC measures _____.

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1. All of the following statements are true concerning alcohol EXCEPT:

2. Most alcohol metabolism takes place in the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The only way to rid your body of its alcohol content is by having your liver process it in a function known as alcohol metabolism. After studying and testing yourself with the worksheet/quiz combo, you will have learned more about blood alcohol concentration, how alcohol is absorbed, and the processes of alcohol metabolism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of BAC
  • How alcohol is absorbed
  • Where alcohol metabolism takes place
  • The conversion of ethanol to acetaldehyde

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the toxic byproduct acetaldehyde and the liver
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as blood alcohol content and alcohol dehydrogenase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alcohol metabolism and how the process works

Additional Learning

To learn more about how our bodies process alcohol, review the corresponding lesson on alcohol metabolism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores what BAC is
  • Discusses how the liver metabolizes alcohol
  • Examines the byproducts of the process, such as acetaldehyde
  • Identifies the two steps of oxidation in the metabolism of alcohol