Alcohol Metabolism

After studying this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Explain how an enzyme and a coenzyme participate in an oxidation reactions of ethanol.
  • Describe how genetics can cause variations in drug metabolism.
  • Understand the metabolic problems of patients who have abused alcohol;;
  • Identify specific nutritional deficiencies in patients who have abused alcohol;
  • Know the specific risk of thiamine deficiency in patients who have abused alcohol