an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol and other alcohols to acetaldehyde using NAD+, the first step in the metabolism of alcohol by the liver.
- Alcohol dependence
any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined , as chloral alcoholate, C 4 Cl 3 H 7 O 2 . . Historical Examples The first, by which liqueurs of the highest class are prepared, is the “distillation” or “alcoholate” process. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various The […]
adjective (of beer or wine) containing only a trace of alcohol Compare low-alcohol (of a period of time) during which no alcoholic drink is consumed: there should be one or two alcohol-free days a week
of, relating to, or of the nature of . containing or using . caused by . suffering from . preserved in . Pathology. a person suffering from . a person addicted to intoxicating drinks. Contemporary Examples Or that Dunn and a friend called the boy “an alcoholic” after they made him down the beer? Lights, […]
- Alcoholic cirrhosis
alcoholic cirrhosis alcoholic cirrhosis n. Cirrhosis that frequently develops in chronic alcoholism, characterized at an early stage by enlargement of the liver due to fatty change with mild fibrosis, and later by Laënnec’s cirrhosis with contraction of the liver.