Biochemistry Quiz#16 Ethanol Metabolism

1. A 45-year-old man with a history of chronic alcohol use is brought to the emergency department after being found unconscious at home. Laboratory tests reveal metabolic acidosis. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment to inhibit ethanol metabolism in this patient? 

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2. Which of the following drugs works by inhibiting acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, thereby exacerbating the effects of acetaldehyde accumulation after alcohol intake? 

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3. A researcher is studying the metabolism of ethanol in the liver. She notes that alcohol dehydrogenase operates via a specific kinetic mechanism regardless of alcohol concentration levels. This is characteristic of: 

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4. A patient is being treated for methanol poisoning in the emergency department. The physician decides to use a competitive inhibitor of alcohol dehydrogenase to slow the formation of toxic metabolites. Which of the following medications is most appropriate for this purpose? 

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5. A patient with a history of alcohol dependence is starting a new medication to assist with abstinence. The medication he is starting works by causing an aversive reaction to alcohol due to the accumulation of acetaldehyde. Which of the following medications is being described? 

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