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Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs
     

Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs

by Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM (Editor)
 
Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

Postmortem Toxicology of Abused
Drugs
considers the role of toxicology in the investigation of homicide, suicide, accident, natural death, and overdose. It gives practical insights and case reviews on conducting

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Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

Postmortem Toxicology of Abused
Drugs
considers the role of toxicology in the investigation of homicide, suicide, accident, natural death, and overdose. It gives practical insights and case reviews on conducting toxicology tests and completing toxicology reports. It explains chain of custody; specimen collection and security; sampling of blood, urine, bile, and vitreous humor; and the selection of post-mortem specimens. Analyzing various testing procedures, the book covers simple chemical tests, microdiffusion tests, chromatography, spectroscopy, and more. It also discusses methods and strategies for analysis; and covers quality assurance protocols and controls. To help avoid common pitfalls, the text demonstrates the proper interpretation of postmortem drug levels based on knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and pharmacogenetics; post-mortem redistribution and diffusion; and other considerations such as synergistic toxicity, and drug instability. Heavily referenced and containing several tables, figures, and useful appendices, this book is a handy reference for forensic scientists and medical examiners involved with death investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420054514
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/10/2007
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,017,632
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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