Two Fatal Cases Involving Concurrent Use of Methamphetamine and Morphine

    Volume 48, Issue 5 (September 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 September 2003

    Page Count: 3


    (Received 26 April 2003; accepted 13 April 2003)

    Abstract

    We report on two cases of simultaneous administration of methamphetamine (MAP) and morphine (MOR) with hyperthermia. The blood levels of MAP and MOR were toxic and putatively lethal, respectively, although hyperthermia is a known cause of intoxication due to MAP rather than MOR. In Japan, MAP is the most predominant cause of drug intoxication. The presented cases suggest that MOR may exert synergistic effect on hyperthermia due to the MAP intoxication, together with experimental findings.


    Paper ID: JFS2002293

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002293

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    Title Two Fatal Cases Involving Concurrent Use of Methamphetamine and Morphine
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