Determination of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its precursors in blood and urine samples: a salting-out approach.

@article{Kankaanp2007DeterminationOG,
  title={Determination of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its precursors in blood and urine samples: a salting-out approach.},
  author={Aino Kankaanp{\"a}{\"a} and Raija Liukkonen and Kari Ariniemi},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2007},
  volume={170 2-3},
  pages={133-8}
}
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an increasingly popular drug of abuse that causes stimulation, euphoria, anxiolysis or hypnosis, depending on the dose used. Low doses of the drug are used recreationally, and also implicated in drug-facilitated sexual assaults. Because of the unusually steep dose-response curves, accidental GHB overdosing, leading to coma, seizures or death can occur. Being a controlled substance, GHB is often substituted with its non-scheduled precursors gamma-butyrolactone (GBL… CONTINUE READING