ALCOHOLISM. Acute Symptoms
The face is flushed, the breath has the odor
of liquor, the pulse is full and bounding with deep respiration. Reason,
memory, judgment and will are first stimulated and then blunted. The
drinker's peculiarities are exaggerated, the person becoming affectionate
or quarrelsome. There is a loss of coordination as shown by the
staggering, swinging, the relaxation of the muscles, and finally deep
sleep, with snoring breathing. The person is unconscious, but can be
partly aroused and will mutter when questioned or disturbed. The pupils
are contracted or dilated, and they will dilate when the face is slapped.
The urine is increased, but it is often retained.