Ethylmorphine concentrations in human samples in an overdose case
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Capillary gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry was employed to quantify ethylmorphine in biological fluids and tissues in a death attributed to oral ethylmorphine ingestion. The femoral blood concentration of the drug was 488 ng/ml. Hair analysis revealed the individual’s drug abuse pattern, particularly the switching from heroin to ethylmorphine.
KeywordsMorphine Heroin Hair Sample Vitreous Humor Pubic Hair
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