In methyl alcohol poisoning there is CNS depression, cardiac depression and optic nerve atrophy. These effects are produced due to:
A. Formaldehyde and formic acid
D. Acetic acid
Correct answer : A. Formaldehyde and formic acid
Methyl alcohol is converted into formaldehyde by alcohol dehydrogenase. It is in turn converted to formic acid by aldehyde dehydrogenase.