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Pathology, Toxicogenetics, and Criminalistics of Drug Abuse

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Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2ndedition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Pathology, Toxicogenetics, and Criminalistics of Drug Abusepresents a detailed introduction to the cutting-edge advances in this emerging field. Beginning with a definition and explanation of the scheduling of controlled substances, the book covers all illicit drugs, as well as several legitimate pharmaceutical preparations that are used illicitly, including steroids. It describes in detail the most common pathologic syndromes seen in the hearts, lungs, and central nervous systems of drug abusers and explains how inherited genetic defects and variations can alter drug effects. Written by leading investigators in the field, this useful volume describes the techniques most commonly used by forensic analysts including chemical confirmatory tests such as microcrystal identification and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The book reviews the basics of toxicogenetics, including the molecular changes in cardiac structure ("channelopathies") that may cause sudden death.

Table of Contents

The criminalistics of controlled substances / Joseph P. Bono — Overview of pathology of drug abuse: scene of death and the autopsy / Charles V. Wetli — Heart disease / Renu Virmani, Allen P. Burke, and Andrew Farb — Vascular effects of substance abuse / Frank D. Kolodgie — [et al.] — Myocardial alterations in drug abusers / Steven B. Karch — Valvular heart disease / Michael D. Bell — Lung disease / Michael D. Bell — Disorders of the central nervous system / Michael D. Bell — Toxicogenetics in drug abuse: pharmacogenomics for toxicology / Robert M. White, Sr., Steven H.Y. Wong — Toxicogenetics in drug abuse: heritable channelopathies and myopathies / Kathryn A. Glatter, Jonica Calkins, Sanjay J. Ayirookuzhi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781420054569
Publisher:
CRC Press/Taylor & Francis
Subject:
Forensic Science
Edited by:
Steven B. Karch
Author:
Karch, Steven B.
Author:
Steven B. Karch
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Drugs of abuse
Subject:
Crime-Forensics and Evidence
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
195

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