RE: ORGLIST: info on antidote

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From: Roux, Stephane (RouxS$##$corning.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 06:07:19 EDT


the trick is to overload the body with ethanol continuously
until natural elimination had succeed in evacuation of methanol.

I think that in general, this is impossible beacause it is
applicated too late....

S

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> De : Plamen Angelov[SMTP:angelov$##$argon.acad.bg]
> R> Úpondre Ó : angelov$##$argon.acad.bg
> Date : mardi 9 octobre 2001 19:48
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> Objet : Re: ORGLIST: info on antidote
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> Fredrik Thorstensson <freto$##$ifm.liu.se> wrote:
>
> > ## Antidote to methanol ##
> > ETHANOL!
> >
> > If you give ordinary liquor to a methanol poisoned man, the liver =
will
> > metabolize the ethanol first and thus will the methanol just pass =
the
> > body. When methanol is metabolized you get formic acid and the the
> > blood pH decreases until you reach dangerous levels and the victim =
gets
> > acidos and eventually dies.
> >
> > So the antidote is ordinary liqour, booze, ethylalcohol, spirits,
> > ethanol = CH3CH2OH.
>
> It doesn't seem quite convincing to me. After all, most of the =
methanol
> poisonings are caused by mixtures that contain a great deal of =
ethanol.
>
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