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a colorless volatile liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors, which is irritating to mucous membranes and has a general narcotic action. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol.
An intermediate in yeast fermentation of carbohydrate and in alcohol metabolism. It is a central agent for the toxic effects of ethanol.
A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to manufacture acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs.
acetaldehydeThe major metabolic product of ethanol, which is generated by ethanol dehydrogenase and subsequently metabolised to acetate by aldehyde dehydrogenase. It is responsible for alcohol’s toxic effects.
It is postulated that the liver injury induced by ethanol is due to tissue responses to acetaldehyde, including acetaldehyde-induced fibrogenesis, acetaldehyde-induced lipid peroxidation enzyme inhibition, and formation of antibodies against acetaldehyde adduct proteins—e.g., serum albumin, hemoglobin, and cytokskeletal proteins, including tubulin.
< 0.02 mg/dL.
acetaldehydeToxicology The major metabolic product of ethanol, which is generated by ethanol dehydrogenase and subsequently metabolized to acetate by aldehyde dehydrogenase, and responsible for drinking-alcohol's toxic effects
An intermediary product in the metabolism of alcohol.