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binge drinking

n.
Consumption of a large number of alcoholic beverages within a short period of time.
An early phase of chronic alcoholism, characterised by episodic ‘flirtation’ with the bottle by binges of drinking to the point of stupor, followed by periods of abstinence. Binge drinking is accompanied by alcoholic ketoacidosis—accelerated lipolysis—and beta-hydroxybutyric acid production due to impaired insulin secretion, decreased food consumption and recurrent vomiting

binge drinking

An early phase of chronic alcoholism, characterized by episodic 'flirtation' with the bottle by binges of drinking to the point of stupor, followed by periods of abstinence; BD is accompanied by alcoholic ketoacidosis–accelerated lipolysis and β-hydroxybutyric acid production due to impaired insulin secretion, ↓ food consumption and recurrent vomiting. See 'Eyeopener. '.

binge drinking

The practice of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly. A binge has been defined as a pattern of drinking that brings the blood alcohol level to 80 mg per 100 ml (0.08 per cent) or more. A 2003 British Government report indicates that binge drinking in the UK has risen markedly in recent years, especially among young people and that the problem is markedly more severe in the UK than in other European countries. Nearly 20 per cent of the total alcohol taken is consumed by underage drinkers.

Patient discussion about binge drinking

Q. BINGE DRINKING can binge drinking cause death?

A. Yes. Excessive immediate alcohol consumption (i.e. drinking a lot of alcohol during a short time) can lead to a coma and death. Moreover, even smaller amounts may cause death indirectly through risk taking (i.e. RECKLESS) behavior such as driving while drinking, fights etc.

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Most binge drinkers are not alcoholics and this risky pattern of drinking is having a significant negative impact on the adult population.
No, according to the CDC, a man is a binge drinker if at any point in the last month he has consumed five or more drinks "on an occasion"; for a woman, the cutoff is four drinks.
We wanted to examine access to primary care and ER settings among binge drinkers in the broader context of health care utilization.
According to the study, binge drinkers who had a high status were happier with their social lives than high-status students who didn't binge drink.
TOO MUCH,TOO YOUNG: We're a nation of binge drinkers
If the intensity of reactance is positively related with the emotion of restricted freedom and psychological reactance proneness, binge drinkers are likely to experience higher emotional reactions to the social norms messages than are moderate drinkers.
However, those in Belfast were far more likely to be binge drinkers than men in France, who drank less alcohol in each sitting but drank more regularly.
One other major finding of the study is that binge drinkers do not perceive themselves as having a poor memory, suggesting teenagers do not appreciate the damage that is being done.
IT is official--Britain has the most binge drinkers in Europe.
BINGE drinkers in Middlesbrough have come under the spotlight on a national daytime television show.
SIR - The fact that young women in the UK topped the table of international binge drinkers in a recent OECD report ("Spend more on younger disadvantaged children and target teens' money better, ministers urged", Sept 2) should act as a serious wake-up call.