Sodium nitrite detection in costal cartilage and vitreous humor - Case report of fatal poisoning with sodium nitrite.

@article{Tomsia2021SodiumND,
  title={Sodium nitrite detection in costal cartilage and vitreous humor - Case report of fatal poisoning with sodium nitrite.},
  author={Marcin Tomsia and Małgorzata Głaz and Joanna Nowicka and Michael P Szczepanski},
  journal={Journal of forensic and legal medicine},
  year={2021},
  volume={81},
  pages={
          102186
        }
}

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Cartilage Tissue in Forensic Science—State of the Art and Future Research Directions

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