Forensic Toxicology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723603566, 9781483183374

Forensic Toxicology

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down, 29-30 June 1972

Editors: Bryan Ballantyne
eBook ISBN: 9781483183374
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 168
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Forensic Toxicology presents the legal and medical aspects of the detrimental effects of chemicals on humans. This book discusses the immediate and long-term consequences of accident or deliberate poisoning, the detection of such poisoning, and the interpretation of the possible importance of demonstrating exogenous substances in biological fluids and tissues. Organized into 14 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of the fundamental procedure and interpretation in forensic toxicology. This text then examines the ways in which enzymes may be used in the analysis of drugs. Other chapters consider the equipment and reagents required in the rapid tests for drugs in urine. This book presents as well barbiturate poisoning from the viewpoint of the forensic pathologist performing the post mortem over the cause of death. The final chapter deals with further advances in forensic toxicology. This book is a valuable resource for general practitioners, forensic toxicologists, forensic pathologists, and police officers.

Table of Contents

Preface Contributors Methodology and Interpretation in Forensic Toxicology The Use of Enzymes in the Detection of Drugs Rapid Tests for Drugs in Urine Post-Mortem Diagnosis of Barbiturate Poisoning Post-Mortem Morphine and Methadone Levels Hallucinogens Anticholinesterases: Some Problems in Understanding Their Effects in Whole Animals Paraquat Poisoning The Forensic Diagnosis of Acute Cyanide Poisoning Interpretation of Carbon Monoxide Levels Found at Post-Mortem Clinical and Biochemical Effects of Lead Screening for Lead Absorption The Comparative Toxicity of Mercury Compounds The Future for Forensic Toxicology Index


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