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Forensic toxicology

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0014

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic toxicology

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Introduction to forensic toxicology - Arsenic poisoning - Common drugs and poisons - Toxicology and sudden death - Signs of poisoning at autopsy - Postmortem sample collection - Interpretation of post mortem toxicology - Controlled drugs legislation - Alcohol overview - Alcohol and sudden death - Toxicological kinetics - Diamorphine (heroin) and morphine - Methadone (physeptone) - Other opioid substitutes - Stimulants: amphetamines and ecstasy - Cocaine - Hallucinogens and related substances - Benzodiazepines - Phenothiazines - Date rape drugs - Poisonous gases - Volatile substances - Antidepressants - Paracetamol poisoning - Aspirin and non-steroidal poisoning - Harold Shipman - Public health - Drugs in sport - Drugs and substance dependence - Glossary of drug terminology - Antidepressant drugs - Analgesic drugs

Chapter.  12702 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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