blood alcohol concentration


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blood alcohol concentration

n.
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. Also called blood alcohol level.
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In the case that they refuse, the driver is taken down to the police station and given a blood and/or urine test to determine their blood alcohol concentration, or BAC.
The researchers put respondents through simulated driving tests the night after they consumed about 10 alcoholic drinks and took the tests after their blood alcohol concentrations had returned to zero.
For example, several well-known over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, Tagamet[R] (cimetidine), and Zantac[R] (ranitidine), interact with alcohol metabolism leading to a higher level of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) (Baraona et al.
The report said: "While we agree that medical and statistical evidence supports a reduction in the current drink drive limit of 80mg, we note that currently 2% of drivers killed in road accidents have a blood alcohol concentration between 50mg and 80mg, while 18% have a BAC greater than 80mg.
1, 2010: drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams or who fail or refuse to provide a sample will see their vehicles impounded for seven days.
Drunk-driving fatalities - those in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .
The survey sought to assess respondent's perceptions of drink driving-related risks and safety measures by asking questions about the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in their respective country and about how many alcoholic drinks before driving they considered unsafe.
Only 44% are aware the law prohibits driving with a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.
The results, published in the AMA's Medical Journal of Australia, found the effect of fatigue on a health professional's performance was similar to that of a blood alcohol concentration of 0.
From breath analysis, they found more than a third of men and a sixth of women had a blood alcohol concentration above the "at risk" level of 0.
If a 150-pound man drinks one BU in an hour, this will produce a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of about 0.
They analyzed responses from 98 general trauma surgeons around the country and found that less than half reported routinely measuring blood alcohol concentration among their patients even though 91% of respondents said it was important to do so.