What is the solid substance in your mouth the morning after drinking booze?

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Rhys Leslie  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hey Guys, 

I am a teacher from Australia and have a quick question for you about drinking.

If you have had a big night out, when you wake up the next day with a dry mouth, there is often a solid substance lining the inside of your mouth. Could you tell me what this is?

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Rhys

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« Last Edit: 20/10/2010 09:30:04 by _system »

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Kebab sauce

Superficial layer of mucous membrane sloughing off because of its exposure to (dehydrating) alcohol.

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Alcohol is a drying agent and causes sloughing to occur
http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/new_page_3.htm
« Last Edit: 22/10/2010 01:40:21 by RD »