Toxicological and Pathological Findings in Fatalities Involving Pentazocine and Tripelennamine

    Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1983

    Page Count: 12


    Monforte, JR
    Toxicologist and assistant toxicologist, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Detroit, MI

    Smialek, J
    Chief medical examiner, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

    Gault, R
    Toxicologist and assistant toxicologist, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Detroit, MI

    Goodin, T
    Graduate student, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

    (Received 12 March 1982; accepted 12 July 1982)

    Abstract

    Toxicological and pathological findings are described in fatalities involving pentazocine (Talwin®) and tripelennamine (Pyribenzamine®). Procedures using thin-layer chromatography, gas chromatography, ultraviolet spectrophotometry, and spectrophotofluorometry are described, as well as the quantitative analysis of biological specimens of drug abuse and homicide victims. Microscopic findings in lung specimens from drug abuse deaths are also described.


    Paper ID: JFS12242J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12242J

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    Title Toxicological and Pathological Findings in Fatalities Involving Pentazocine and Tripelennamine
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    Committee E30