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In its ability to reduce intracranial preure alcohol may an appropriate anesthetic in patients with elevated intracranial tension.Because of its peripheral vasodilating action, intravenouse alcohol may facilate the induction of hypothermia.Alcohol may protect aginst arrhythmias encountered at low body temperatures.IV alcohol can be most beneficial in the anesthetic amnagement of the alcoholic patient in whom pre- or postoperative alcohol deprivation may precipitate acute withdrawal symptoms.The successful use of IVA treatmnet of barbiturate poisoning was also reported.