Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    Distribution of Morphine in Body Fluids and Tissues in Fatal Overdose

    (Received 24 June 1985; accepted 10 January 1985)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS11930J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11930J

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