Morphine in Lymph Nodes of Heroin Users

    Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1983

    Page Count: 2


    Nakamura, GR
    Chief chemist, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Pacific, APO San Francisco, CA

    Choi, JH
    Forensic pathologist, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 17 April 1982; accepted 2 June 1982)

    Abstract

    During the autopsy of heroin users, the most consistent morphologic finding is the enlargement of hepatic lymph nodes. Nodes from seven heroin addicts were analyzed for morphine and a concentration range of 0.02 to 0.87 mg/100 g was found. Morphine was detected in all of the nodes examined and the concentration was generally higher than that in the blood.


    Paper ID: JFS12258J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12258J

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