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.
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- blood agar,
- blood albumin,
- blood and thunder,
- blood bank,
- blood bath,
- blood blister,
- blood brother
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