Alcohol is used in medicine, in manufacturing, and as a fuel.2. From Arabic al-kuhl the "powdered antimony", originally, "fine powder", then "essence" and through Medieval Latin.
2. A blend of gasoline and alcohol.
- Gasoline: A volatile flammable liquid made from petroleum and used as fuel in internal-combustion engines.
- Alcohol: A colorless volatile flammable liquid which is synthesized or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used, either pure or denatured, as a solvent and in drugs, cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages.
2. Any of a series of hydroxyl compounds, the simplest of which are derived from saturated hydrocarbons, and include ethanol and methanol.
The brain damage that is a result of alcohol fetopathy is often accompanied by, and reflected in, distinctive facial stigmata or characteristics which are indicative of a disease or abnormalities.
"Another characteristic of alcohol withdrawal delirium includes the DTs, 'the horrors', 'the shakes', or 'rum fits'; literally, 'shaking delirium' or 'trembling madness' (in Latin). It is an acute episode of delirium which is usually caused by withdrawal, or abstinence, from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking."
Alcohol withdrawal delirium may also be triggered by head injury, infection, or illness in people with a history of heavy use of alcohol."
"It is most common in people who have a history of alcohol withdrawal; especially, in those who drink the equivalent of seven to eight pints of beer (or one pint of "hard" liquor) every day for several months. Delirium tremens also commonly affects those with a history of habitual alcohol use or alcoholism that has existed for more than ten years."
"Alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens symptoms occur because of the toxic effects of alcohol on the brain and nervous system. They may be severe and get worse very quickly which is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention."
"The treatment of alcohol withdrawal delirium tremens includes observation, comfort care, and in some cases medication."
The subject of alcohol is well-known, but not the origin of alcohol which is also linked to this historical Alcohol Isn’t What It Used To Be. Where alcohol came from should be of interest to everyone!
Latin: (no equivalent)
Various spellings: Hygeia, Hygea, Hygia; personification of health and healthy. We now have the derived word hygiene, the science of health, pertaining to health, healthful, living well; the science that deals with the upkeep of health; system of principles or rules for preserving and/or promoting health.