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ETOH abuse

Posted by Tess on May 01, 1999 at 01:23:08
I am starting a nursing program, and one of my patients has been diagnosed with dementia secondary to ETOH abuse.
Can you please tell me what ETOH means?
Thank You.

Posted by HFHS M.D.-JK on May 04, 1999 at 18:00:56
Dear Tess,
ETOH stands for ethanol.  It is a common term used in medical histories to designate alcoholic beverages.  When combined in the term 'ETOH abuse', it usually refers to a patient's history of over consumption of alcoholic beverages such as beer or hard liquor.

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