13. Fundamental Issues of Postmortem Toxicology

  1. Lawrence Kobilinsky
  1. Donald B. Hoffman2,
  2. Beth E. Zedeck1 and
  3. Morris S. Zedeck2

Published Online: 24 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118062241.ch13

Forensic Chemistry Handbook

Forensic Chemistry Handbook

How to Cite

Hoffman, D. B., Zedeck, B. E. and Zedeck, M. S. (2011) Fundamental Issues of Postmortem Toxicology, in Forensic Chemistry Handbook (ed L. Kobilinsky), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118062241.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471739548

Online ISBN: 9781118062241

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Keywords:

  • forensic postmortem toxicology, analyzing drugs, poisons in biological fluids;
  • postmortem forensic toxicology, a medicolegal investigation into cause;
  • interpretation of postmortem findings, increasingly complex

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tissue and Fluid Specimens

  • Specimen Collection and Storage

  • Extraction Procedures

  • Analytical Techniques

  • Interpretation

  • Conclusion

  • References