Alcohol

Alcohol is a class of organic compound which contains the hydroxyl (-OH) group bound to a carbon atom. More commonly it is the name given to a drink that contains the chemical ethanol produced by the fermentation process of fruit, vegetables or grains. Alcohol is a legal drug in many countries, with varying legal drinking ages. Many negative health effects have been associated with drinking, such as liver damage and cancer, although in moderation, there have been some noted benefits.

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