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Alternative namesIntoxication - methanol
Methanol intoxication is poisoning caused by ingestion of methanol (often called wood alcohol ). Methanol poisoning produces a profound metabolic acidosis that can cause blindness and can destroy the kidneys and other organs.
(See methanol overdose and acidosis .)
Update Date: 1/12/2003Steven Angelo, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT