Ethanol kinetics


Mon Jun 21 13:05:19 EST 1993


In article <1993Jun20.160712.1 at uqvax.cc.uq.oz.au>,
mail_boot at uqvax.cc.uq.oz.au (ROBERT BOOT, HERSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY) wrote:
> 
> I don't know whether this is the right place but I can't find a pharmacology
> group.
> 
> I am given to understand that the metabolism of ethanol progresses linearly.
> I.e it exhibits zero order kinetics? Does apply for all doses or is it because
> typical dosages are so high that the system is overloaded. At lower dosages
> (non therepeutic :-)) does the kinetics change?
Yes - I do not recall what the concentration at which the curve 
goes first order again.  If you actually need a real technical answer
repost with your application and I'll see what I can find.

Steve



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