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NCJ Number: 98869 Find in a Library
Title: Muscle as an Autopsy Material for Evaluation of Fatal Cases of Drug Overdose
Journal: Journal of Forensic Science Society  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:(1985)  Pages:191-206
Author(s): H Christensen; A Steentoft; K Worm
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Iran
Annotation: Striated muscle constitutes a large portion of the body weight and is nearly always available even in burned, putrefied, mummified or exhumed bodies.
Abstract: Drug concentrations have been estimated in extremity muscle, blood and liver in 142 fatal cases where drug overdose was implicated. The results suggest that muscle should be included as a standard autopsy material in examinations for drug poisoning. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Autopsy; Drug analysis; Drug overdose; Forensic sciences
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