Fatal Intoxication Involving Etryptamine

    Volume 38, Issue 3 (May 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Spies, C
    Chief Toxicologist, Assistant Toxicologist, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, and Chemist, Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, Phoenix, AZ

    Walker, FB
    Chief Toxicologist, Assistant Toxicologist, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, and Chemist, Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, Phoenix, AZ

    Morano, RA
    Chief Toxicologist, Assistant Toxicologist, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, and Chemist, Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, Phoenix, AZ

    Plank, SM
    Chief Toxicologist, Assistant Toxicologist, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, and Chemist, Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, Phoenix, AZ

    (Received 26 May 1992; accepted 1 September 1992)

    Abstract

    A case of fatal intoxication due to the ingestion of Etryptamine (ethyltryptamine) is reported. Toxicological findings included the following tissue distribution: blood (heart) 5.6 mg/L: urine 80.4 mg/L; vitreous 2.4 mg/L; bile 22.0 mg/L; stomach contents 52.9 mg. brain 16.2 mg/g; liver 18.3 mg/g and kidney 24.0 mg/g. Anatomic pathology showed pulmonary edema and generalized visceral congestion with some epicardial petechiae.


    Paper ID: JFS13461J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13461J

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    Title Fatal Intoxication Involving Etryptamine
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