ETOH (the medical abbreviation for ethyl alcohol) is also known as ethanol.
Non-clinical terms for EtOH include:
- Ethyl alcohol
- Grain alcohol
Alcohol is legal and socially condoned if consumed in moderation. That said, ETOH is also the most commonly abused addictive substance in the United States. ETOH is a CNS (central nervous system) depressant that causes nausea, sleepiness, confusion, and disorientation when abused or during binge drinking episodes, although alcohol has stimulant effects as well. ETOH overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning is a potentially life-threatening condition.