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congener

[′kän·jə·nər]
(chemistry)
A chemical substance that is related to another substance, such as a derivative of a compound or an element belonging to the same family as another element in the periodic table.
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Cogeners are chemicals in drinks which are by-products of the manufacturing process.
Drink clear alcohol, as darker drinks tend to contain a substance called cogeners, which cause worse hangovers.
Additional laboratory measures not reported in this review that are being tested include acetaldehyde aducts,[11,12] methanol cogeners,[13] serotonin and its metabolite 5-hydroxyindol acetic acid,[12] and monoamine oxidase and adenylate cyclase.[15,16] The development of biological markers for alcohol problems is a high priority at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and dramatic breakthroughs are anticipated as we increase our understanding of the molecular biology of alcohol disorders.