Distribution of Morphine in Body Fluids and Tissues in Fatal Overdose

    Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1986

    Page Count: 5


    Chan, EM
    Senior toxicologist and toxicologist, Provincial Toxicology Centre, Riverview Hospital, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

    Kaliciak, HA
    Senior toxicologist and toxicologist, Provincial Toxicology Centre, Riverview Hospital, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

    Chan, SC
    Clinical toxicologist, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

    (Received 24 June 1985; accepted 10 January 1985)

    Abstract

    Two cases of fatal overdose with morphine are presented. Large amounts of the drug were involved in both cases, one by oral ingestion, the other by intravenous injection. Morphine concentrations in various body fluids and tissues are compared to those in the literature.


    Paper ID: JFS11930J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11930J

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