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Note: Alcohol administered at a rate of 0.75 g/kg body weight. Equal to an all-at-once consumption of either four 12-oz. bottles of beer (for a 160-lb person) or two-thirds of a 750 mL bottle of 12% alcohol wine, or 3-1/2 shots (1-1/2 oz each) of 80-proof whiskey.

Note: Alcohol administered at a rate of 0.75 g/kg body weight. Equal to an all-at-once consumption of either four 12-oz. bottles of beer (for a 160-lb person) or two-thirds of a 750 mL bottle of 12% alcohol wine, or 3-1/2 shots (1-1/2 oz each) of 80-proof whiskey.

Figure 3. Blood alcohol curve after ingestion of 0.5 g alcohol per kg body weight in form of a diluted alcoholic solution (12.5%), of wine (11%), and of beer (5.5%) (mean value of 13 subjects).

Figure 3. Blood alcohol curve after ingestion of 0.5 g alcohol per kg body weight in form of a diluted alcoholic solution (12.5%), of wine (11%), and of beer (5.5%) (mean value of 13 subjects).

Figure 2. Effects of gender and chronic alcohol abuse on blood ethanol concentrations. Ethanol was administered orally (solid lines) or intravenously (dashed lines) in a dose of 0.3 g/body weight. The shaded area represents the difference between the curves for the two routes of administration (the first-pass metabolism).

Body weight, lb (kg)

To provide given amount of alcohol g Alcohol No. of 12-oz bottles of beer per kg wt (5%)

Time to reach max. ale, min

Max. blood alcohol level,c.

Beer Whiskey Beer Whiskey

Body weight, lb (kg)

g Alcohol No. of 12-oz bottles of beer per kg wt (5%)

Time to reach max. ale, min

Max. blood alcohol level,c.

Beer Whiskey Beer Whiskey

120 (54.5)

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