It is an excellent book and is a valuable contribution to this specialist area of toxicology.
So well written and well referenced is this book that it is difficult to highlight one chapter that shines out above the rest. An absolute bargain at Â£65!
This book is...easy to read...and the summaries, tables and monographs certainly add to its accessibility to us 'non-toxicologists'. It certainly achieves its aim of assisting in the interpretation of toxicological information, and is recommended for students undertaking special study modules.student selected components in toxicology, or forensic medicine. I would like also to recommend it to trainee pathologists and consultants alike, for assisting in the interpretation of toxicological results in Coronial autopsies.
Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine
A well structured reference work reviewing the five main classes of drugs of abuse that figure prominently in forensic work: alcohol, the benzodiazepines, the opioids including heroin, the stimulants including amphetamines and cocaine, and cannabis.
It begins with an introduction to drug classes, a practical guide to specimen collection, explanation of pharmacokinetic concepts and measurements, techniques used to analyse drugs and the importance of the concepts of tolerance and dependence analysis.
There are then seven sections for each drug class covering nomenclature and source (legal and illegal), pharmacokinetics and metabolism, analytical methods for detection in biological fluids, expected and adverse effects in humans, issues of tolerance and dependence, and finally toxicology.
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Descripción CRC Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0340762578