Editor’s Note: this story originally ran Dec. 30, 2013.
Medically, the condition is called “veisalgia” — from the Norwegian kveis or “uneasiness following debauchery,” and the Greek algia, otherwise known as “pain.”
But you probably just call it a hangover.
The helpful PR coordinators at the American College of Physicians resent information about a review, published back in 2000, titled simply The Alcohol Hangover. “More than 4700 articles have been written about alcohol intoxication (from 1965 to 1999), but only 108 have addressed alcohol hangover,” the researchers, all at UC San Francisco at the time, wrote.
But you probably don’t care about how much research has been done, you just want to know how many drinks cause a hangover. Continue reading