Ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) is the principal alcohol and psychotrope in alcoholic beverages. It is a colorless, volatile, inflammable liquid, and is composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. It is today used, besides in alcoholic drinks, as a solvent substance in painting, the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, plastic products, etc. Its physiological properties and effects on an organism, with the risks of dependence inherent in its consumption, classify it as a drug.
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