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Blood Alcohol Content

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Updated February 12, 2014

Definition: Blood alcohol content is the amount of alcohol present in a 100 milliliter (mL) volume of blood. For example 80 mg is 0.08 grams, 0.08 grams of alcohol in 100 mLs is written as 0.08%. In other words, 80 mg% is equal to 0.08% which is equal to 80 mg/dL (deciliter; 100 mLs). This value can also be described as 0.08 BAC. All of these methods of expressing blood alcohol concentration are in use in various countries.
Also Known As: BAC, Blood Alcohol Level, Blood Alcohol Concentration.
Examples:
When arrested his blood alcohol content was .17.
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