blood alcohol concentration

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blood alcohol concentration

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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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Now it sees no need to reduce the legal limit of permitted blood alcohol level for drivers in the UK.
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