blood alcohol concentration


The concentration of alcohol in the blood, expressed as the weight of alcohol in a fixed volume of blood and used as a measure of the degree of intoxication in an individual. The concentration depends on body weight, the quantity and rate of alcohol ingestion, and the rates of alcohol absorption and metabolism.

Nearby words

  1. blondish,
  2. blondness,
  3. blood,
  4. blood agar,
  5. blood albumin,
  6. blood and thunder,
  7. blood bank,
  8. blood bath,
  9. blood blister,
  10. blood brother

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