Hangover

A hangover is the discomfort a person feels the day after a night of heavy drinking.

Symptoms include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and worsened motor skills, and are caused by alcohol’s tendency to dehydrate and interfere with normal hormone production[1]. The effects of a hangover are technically not caused by booze itself, but by acetaldehyde, a chemical that the liver produces as it breaks down alcohol.

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Works Cited

  1. The alcohol hangover. Wiese JG, Shilpak MG, Browner WS. Veterans Affairs Medicinal Center and the University of California, San Francisco, USA. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2000 Jun 6;132(11):897-902.