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Found Hypoglycemia 6 times.

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1. Alcohol
Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, the spirit in wine, is classified as a sedative-hypnotic drug. The criminal code of Canada states that it is an offence while the person's ability to operate or has control of a motor vehicle or vessel is impaired by alcohol or a drug or while the person's blood levels of alcohol exceed 80 mg/dL. Impaired driving performance has been observed with serum levels of ethanol as low as 30 mg/dL. A serum level above 300 mg/dL usually produces coma. Intoxication of alcohol is associated with violence, suicide, child and spouse abuse, respiratory depression, stupor, vomiting, predisposing to Mallory-Weiss Syndrome, hypoglycemia, cardiac arrhythmia, seizures. Chronic ingestion is associated with liver cirrhosis and withdrawal symptoms (Delirium Tremens).Two groups of alcohol drinkers are indentifiable based on the pattern of drinking: the problem drinkers and the ones with severe alcohol dependence. * Methyl alcohol, also known as methanol, or wood alcohol can also produce the sensation of being "drunk". However, ingestion of large quantities of methanol can cause visual disturbances (blindness via neurological damage), and a metabolic acidosis and is a medical emergency necessitating fluid resuscitation, respiratory care, ethanol infusion to block the building up of toxic products and dialysis. * Isopropyl alcohol is rubbing alcohol; it is poisonous.

2. Astrocytosis (astrogliosis)
An abnormal increase in the number of astrocyte s due to the destruction of nearby neuron s, typically because of hypoglycemia or oxygen deprivation.

3. Decerebrate posture
Decerebrate posture is the manifestation of clenched jaw, retracted neck, and the arms and legs extended and internally rotated (pronated). This condition is usually due to lesions in the mid-brain, upper pons or metabolic causes such as hypoglycemia and hypoxia.

4. Hypoglycemia (adj. hypoglycemic)
Too low a level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This occurs when a person with diabetes has injected too much insulin , eaten too little food, or has exercised without extra food. A person with hypoglycemia may feel nervous, shaky, weak, or sweaty, and have a headache, blurred vision, and hunger. Taking small amounts of sugar, sweet juice, or food with sugar will usually help the person feel better within 10-15 minutes. See also: insulin shock .

5. Insulin shock
A severe condition that occurs when the level of blood glucose (sugar) drops quickly. The signs are shaking, sweating, dizziness, double vision, convulsions, and collapse. Insulin shock may occur when an insulin reaction is not treated quickly enough. See also: hypoglycemia .

6. Von Gierke's disease (glycogen storage disease, glycogenosis)
A congenital disease caused by a metabolic error in which the body deposits an abnormally high amount of glycogen in the kidneys and liver; the disease produces symptoms such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar ) and hyperlipemia (an excess of lipid molecules in the blood, which can lead to problems such as clogged arteries and heart attacks).

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