(wine alcohol), by its pharmacological properties are classified as narcotic substances. Influencing the cerebral cortex, it causes a characteristic alcoholic arousal associated with the weakening of the processes of inhibition. In medical practice, used primarily as an external antiseptic and irritant for wiping, compresses, etc. Intravenous sometimes administered with gangrene and lung abscess in sterile isotonic solution. Ethyl alcohol is widely used for the manufacture of tinctures, extracts and dosage forms for external use.