Definition of Alcohol

Alcohol is known as that colorless and flammable liquid, with an extremely strong odor and that is obtained by the distillation of wine or other liquors. Although, also, the drink that contains it is called alcohol .

Colorless, flammable liquid with a very strong odor that results from the distillation of wine or other spirits
Meanwhile, from a chemical point of view , alcohol turns out to be that organic compound that contains the hydroxyl group attached to an aliphatic radical or any of its derivatives . For this question of being a compound is that there are different types of alcohols ...
The absolute alcohol is one that is pure.
Medicinal use especially associated with asepsis
We must say that medicinal alcohol has a very recurrent use precisely in the field of medicine, especially in skin asepsis, that is, before the production of a wound, or before the doctor injects us a vaccine, for example , the skin of the patient must be cleaned, with alcohol precisely, in order to guarantee that the area will be free of bacteria or viruses, since alcohol is capable of neutralizing them.

It is also widely used in this field by doctors, surgeons and health professionals to clean their hands and thus guarantee asepsis in health centers and the non-spread of viruses.
Likewise, it is recommended that people who enter and leave a health center use alcohol to free themselves from pathogens that they can acquire there or carry from the street.
In winter times where influenza viruses proliferate, it is recommended to intensify the practice of hand washing with alcohol.
On the other hand, there is ethyl alcohol , which is a colorless liquid with a very strong odor, which burns easily and whose boiling point is 78 °.
Alcohol and its presence in alcoholic beverages
It is achieved from the distillation of fermentation products of sugary or starchy substances, such as grapes, beets or potatoes. This type of alcohol is often found in drinks such as beer or wine .

For this reason, alcoholic beverages that have it are generally referred to as alcohol.

Its chemical formula is the following: CH3, CH2 and OH .

" Last night I had a lot of alcohol at the party and today I woke up with a tremendous headache ."
Then, there are two basic ways of producing alcoholic beverages, by fermentation (beer and wines), or failing that, distillation (liquors).

The percentage of ethyl alcohol in each drink is variable, for example, beer has approximately 5% alcohol content, wine 15% and some liquors can have 50% ethanol, as the chemical compound that is called is called. we know as ethyl alcohol.
Psychoactive drug that generates enormous dependency
This type of alcohol (ethyl) is considered a psychoactive drug for human beings, because its consumption produces in the majority a feeling of joy , of liberation, of dispossession of all kinds of shyness, this at first, but then As consumption progresses, the person may experience coordination problems , blurred vision and, at the most extreme levels of consumption, reach a state of unconsciousness or death from poisoning.
Due to this dangerous situation against health that it represents, most of the laws in the world control alcohol consumption, for example, prohibiting the sale of it to persons under 18 years of age and through tests to motorists to avoid driving under the harmful effects of alcohol, which as we know can trigger a tremendous accident if someone drives a car with a high dose of alcohol since their coordination and vision will not be ideal to do so.
People who drink too much and do not control their alcohol intake by case become dependent on it, having to consume it at all times.

Those who find themselves in this situation suffer from the disease popularly known as alcoholism.
It is a condition that affects millions of people in the world and that is undoubtedly one of the hardest and most difficult problems to solve, especially due to the dependence it generates in the addict and to this is added if the person does not submit voluntarily to a treatment.
The causes that can lead to this dependence are many, from hereditary to personal problems that are channeled through drinking, or as a companion to the intake of other drugs.
In addition to the availability of the addict, it is necessary that everyone around him, friends and family, commit to his fight and contain him in the difficult hours of giving up alcohol.
Depending on the case, the treatment can be outpatient, in a specialized center, or it can involve hospitalization to eliminate any type of link with alcohol.
And the other type of alcohol is methyl , similar in smell and properties to ethyl alcohol, but poisonous.


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