The Human Body. a Beginner's Text-Book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene

The Human Body. a Beginner's Text-Book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...tippling keeps the stomach in this congested state. Instead of being allowed a period of rest before every meal, it is kept excited all the time and very soon becomes inflamed. Appetite is lost or replaced by nausea; the stomach, accustomed to the powerful alcoholic stimulant, does not pour out gastric juice when less stimulating food enters it, and dyspepsia is the consequence. 12. What is said concerning the large intestine? 13. Action of alcoholic drinks on the digestive organs? To what sometimes due? What digestive organs are especially apt to be injured by alcohol? 14 First action of alcohol on the stomach? What follows if a fresh dose be not soon taken? Effect of repeated tippling? ACTION OF ALCOHOL OAT THE STOMACH. I3I For a time, a person in this condition finds that another glass of spirits or wine creates appetite and, by exciting the stomach to secrete, promotes digestion. So he falls daily more and more into the habit of drinking. The consequence is that the stomach at last ceases to be able to make gastric juice at all. The usual glass now fails to produce appetite, and food if swallowed is not digested. Unless a very strong effort be made to break the habit, and skilful treatment be long employed to get the stomach back into a healthy state, a man in this condition is sure to die a drunkard. 15. A Single large Dose of Alcohol or of a drink containing it frequently irritates the stomach so much as to cause vomiting. This has saved the lives of many foolish people. Occasionally a very large dose paralyzes the stomach for a while, so that it does not absorb; this is sometimes seen when a man, for a bet, undertakes to drink a bottle of whiskey in a few minutes. If his stomach does not reject it, he often appears unaffected for half an...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642406
  • 9781236642400