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Synthehol is a substance created by the Ferengi and sold to several other races which are susceptible to the effects of alcohol. As one may have guessed, synthehol is similar to alcohol in every way, but has none of its intoxicating effects, making it a popular choice in Starfleet vessels, where delicate scientific and military operations need to be performed on a recurring basis and being drunk might be a problem. Many alcohol appreciators insist that the taste is different, however, and not as good as the real thing.

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