Alcohol in general terms is a molecule containing a hydroxyl group, i.e. an -OH group. Alcohols can be divided according to the number of -OH groups in the molecule as follows:
- 1 -OH group = primary alcohols,
- 2 -OH group = secondary alcohols (diols),
- 3 -OH group = tertialy alcohols (triols),
When consumed, alcohol affects the coordination of movements (it affects the cerebellum). Frequent consumption can lead to alcoholism, possibly causing a range of health complications, from euphoric (or depressive) states to severe liver damage.