Distribution of opiates in femoral blood and vitreous humour in heroin/morphine-related deaths.

@article{Rees2013DistributionOO,
  title={Distribution of opiates in femoral blood and vitreous humour in heroin/morphine-related deaths.},
  author={Kelly A Rees and Derrick J. Pounder and Michael David Osselton},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={226 1-3},
  pages={
          152-9
        }
}
The distribution of free morphine (FM), codeine and 6-acetylmorphine (6AM) in vitreous humour (VH) and femoral blood (FB) was measured in 70 cases involving heroin/morphine. The relationship between tissue drug concentrations was assessed with respect to case circumstances. Total morphine (TM) concentrations in FB are also reported. The relative concentrations of FM in VH and FB were influenced by survival time. In rapid deaths (<3h after drug intake; n=34) the median FM concentration in VH (0… CONTINUE READING

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