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Why Does Alcohol Burn When You Drink It?

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Why does alcohol cause that burning sensation on its way down?

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Sources:
http://jgp.rupress.org/content/125/6/531.full
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v5/n6/full/nn852.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2775500/

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ethanol-3D-balls.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capsaicin-3D-vdW.png
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