methanol poisoning

methanol poisoning

a toxic effect of ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin of methanol (methyl alcohol, wood alcohol) that may impair the central nervous system; cause severe acidosis, blindness, and shock; and result in death. Methanol is found in antifreeze, varnish, and deicing agents. Also called methyl alcohol poisoning.
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He wrote, "If methanol poisoning is at least in part responsible for a hangover, having a drink the next morning may alleviate symptoms.
Many cases of methanol poisoning outbreaks have been noted in our population but no study has been performed to estimate methanol exposure and its outcomes and complications.
93) Methanol poisoning should be suspected in patients who abuse homemade alcohol.
To minimise incidences of severe methanol poisoning resulting from consumption by people suffering from alcohol addiction
Measha Emmons has been fighting to raise public awareness of the dangers of counterfeit booze since her 23-year-old sister Cheznye died from methanol poisoning three years ago.
In May 2013, British backpacker Cheznye Emmons died of methanol poisoning while travelling in Sumatra, Indonesia.
However, outbreaks of methanol poisoning caused by novice or illicit production of spirits have been previously documented in the United States and around the world, sometimes causing hundreds of deaths per outbreak (6-8).
In an advisory, the FDA ordered hospitals, pharmacies and stores to immediately remove Ethyl Alcohol 70-percent Solution by Roz Laboratories from its shelves, saying methanol poisoning through ingestion, skin and eye contact could lead to coma and seizure, collapse of muscle coordination and blindness.
Ethanol is suggested as a treatment for methanol poisoning.
Acute methanol poisoning is a rare accidental or suicidal intoxication.
The medical treatment for methanol poisoning involves giving ethanol, which blocks its conversion into formaldehyde.