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Definition of Alcohol poisoning

Alcohol poisoning: A condition in which a toxic amount of alcohol has been consumed, usually in a short period of time. The affected individual may become extremely disoriented, unresponsive, or unconscious, with shallow breathing. Because alcohol poisoning can be deadly, emergency treatment is necessary.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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