This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in


Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

An alcohol is any class of organic compound in which a hydrogen atom is substituted for a hydroxyl group. The alcohol familiar to the layman is ethyl alcohol - ethanol - produced by the fermentation of sugar by yeast and present within beer, wine and spirits.

Alcoholism is a significant cause of physical and social morbidity.

Methyl alcohol - methanol - and ethylene glycol are poisonous. Glycerol is an important component of triglycerides and phospholipids.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page