Postmortem determination of concentrations of stress hormones in various body fluids—is there a dependency between adrenaline/noradrenaline quotient, cause of death and agony time?

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To find out whether a certain cause of death or a certain length of an agonal period shows specific adrenaline or noradrenaline profiles, heart blood, femoral vein blood, liquor, urine and vitreous humour were taken from corpses (n = 98) at the Medical School Hannover, and noradrenaline and adrenaline were determined using high-performance liquid… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-006-0132-8

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@article{Wilke2006PostmortemDO, title={Postmortem determination of concentrations of stress hormones in various body fluids—is there a dependency between adrenaline/noradrenaline quotient, cause of death and agony time?}, author={N. Wilke and H. Jan\ssen and C. Fahrenhorst and Hanjo Hecker and Michelle Manns and E. G. Brabant and Hugh Troeger and Dirk Breitmeier}, journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine}, year={2006}, volume={121}, pages={385-394} }