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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2002, pp. 73-76
Bioline Code: md02014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2002, pp. 73-76

 en DETERMINATION OF INDIGENOUS AND FOREIGN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES' LEVELS IN URINE BY QUANTITATIVE INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
OLADEINDE, F.O; NWANKWO, E.I; MORONKOLA, O.A; AMOSU, M.A., AND FARAYOLA, B.

Abstract

The comparative levels of indigenous and foreign alcoholic beverages in the urine of 24 University students after drinking a cup or shot of the beverages have been reported. The Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy was used for the analysis. From the results, the percentage content of alcohol (%v/v) in burukutu, palmwine, beer, Ogogoro, gin and ethanol (standard) were 3.2, 6.8, 7.0, 40.0, 41.0 and 96.0 respectively. Similarly, the average levels of alcoholic beverages in the urine (mg/dL) of the students were 120, 200, 210, 220 and 230mg/dL respectively. In conclusion, the present work has shown that there is a relationship between the levels of alcohol consumed and those excreted. Secondly, the study has provided a scientific basis that some of our local beverages such as palmwine, and ogogoro can serve as good substitutes for some of the foreign beverages such as beer and gin respectively.

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Keywords
Indigenous and Foreign; Alcoholic beverages; Quantitative IR.

 
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