Vincent Cirimele

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In 1974, steroids were added to the list of doping agents banned by the International Olympic Committee because of their effects on the performance of the athletes. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands and by the ovaries. DHEA can be converted into other hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. In(More)
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB, is a substance naturally present within mammal species. Properties of neurotransmitter or neuromodulator are generally given to this substance. GHB is therapeutically used as an anesthetic, but can be used for criminal offenses (date-rape drug). It appears that the window of detection of GHB is very short in both blood and(More)
Datura inoxia belongs to the family of Solanaceae. This is a very common plant in New Caledonia that contains two main toxic alkaloids, l-atropine and l-scopolamine. In this study, we report the case of a 20-year-old male admitted to an Emergency Unit after consumption of 6 dried flowers in hot water for hallucinations, mydriasis, and agitation associated(More)
(2009) Hair analysis to demonstrate administration of sildenafil to a woman in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault. (2008) Contamination of hair with 3,4,methylene dioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) in 2 young girls from a " meth lab ". Unsuspected exposure to cocaine in preschool children from a Mediterranean city detected by hair analysis. Ther. (2011)(More)
Dioxins and related compounds (furans) are persistent environmental contaminants that cause adverse biological effects. Their influence on humans is still unclear, except for accidental high-dose exposure. However, chronic exposure to these compounds seems to be involved in cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurobehavioral effects. For several years, a(More)
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