(wine alcohol), according to pharmacological properties, are classified as narcotic substances. Acting on the cerebral cortex, it causes a characteristic alcoholic excitement associated with a weakening of inhibition processes. In medical practice, it is used mainly as an external antiseptic and irritating to wipe, compresses, etc. It is sometimes administered intravenously for gangrene and lung abscess in a sterile isotonic solution. Ethyl alcohol is widely used for the manufacture of tinctures, extracts and dosage forms for external use.