Volume 28, Issue 2 (April 1983)

    Spontaneous Live Birth with a Maternal History of Intravenous Use of Pentazocine and Tripelennamine (T's and Blues)

    (Received 2 August 1982; accepted 24 September 1982)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A 24-year-old black female presented a live birth of six-months gestation. The 700-g neonate survived for 11 h. After toxicology revealed the presence of pentazocine and tripelennamine (T's and Blues), the mother admitted to using this combination intravenously 9 h previous to admission. Concentrations of pentazocine and tripelennamine were simultaneously determined by gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) combined with nitrogen selective detection. Analyses were performed on a 3% OV-101 column, with the added internal standard, dexbrompheniramine. Both pentazocine and tripelennamine were qualitatively confirmed by their electron impact mass spectra. Concentrations of pentazocine and tripelennamine in various fluids and tissues were determined.


    Author Information:

    Trojan, C
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Schaffer, MI
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Wu Chen, NB
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Lin, R-L
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Stein, RJ
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Teas, S
    Chief toxicologist, assistant chief toxicologist, GC/MS section chief, toxicologist I, deputy medical examiner, and the medical examiner, Cook County Institute of Forensic Medicine, Office of the Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL


    Stock #: JFS11533J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11533J

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    Title Spontaneous Live Birth with a Maternal History of Intravenous Use of Pentazocine and Tripelennamine (T's and Blues)
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    Committee E30