Volume 38, Issue 3 (May 1993)

    Fatal Intoxication Involving Etryptamine

    (Received 26 May 1992; accepted 1 September 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS13461J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13461J

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    Title Fatal Intoxication Involving Etryptamine
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