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What is Alcohol ?

Alcoholic drinks are labelled alcohol because they contain ethinyl alcohol, an organic chemical composition of alcoholic beverages. It is a flammable, colorless chemical formed by the fermentation of sugar. Ethanol is the potent ingredient found in all alcoholic beverages. It is also used to produce some fragrances and perfumes and can also be used as fuel to run motors designed to work with burning ethanol in lieu of petrol.

Withdrawal symptoms for alcoholism:

The withdrawal symptoms depend on the period of abstention, the quantity of alcohol consumed daily and the period since the patient became alcoholic. The symptoms are as follows: tremors/hand tremor, fluctuation in blood pressure and heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, visual, auditory and sensory hallucination, depression, mood swing, anxiety and seizures at times.

Delirium tremens: a state of severe panic with time, disorders locating time and finding people and places. It is usually accompanied by severe hand tremors which are considered as a dangerous phase which occurs during the first week of cessation and requires treatment in intensive care units. This occurs as has been stated earlier as a result of withdrawal of alcohol from a severely alcohol-dependent body or which co-occur with an organic ailment in severe cases.