|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Alcohol affects people differently, but it does affect everyone. Alcohol serves as a depressant (not a stimulant as most people think) and makes some people more aggressive, others less inhibited, and others sleepy. That much alcohol in that short a time frame would affect anyone; but your individual reaction may not have met your idea of being "drunk." Individual reactions to alcohol also depend on the activity of the liver enzyme which detoxifies alcohol, alcohol dehydrogenase. In some people, this enzyme is very active and in others it is practically non-existent. People who have very active alcohol dehydrogenase will remove alcohol from their bloodstreams in a shorter time frame than people who have limited amounts of that enzyme.
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