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date: 28 February 2020

toxicology, forensic 

Source:
A Dictionary of Forensic Science
Author(s):

Suzanne Bell

The analysis of drugs, poisons, and other *exogenous substances (and their metabolites) in blood and body fluids. The forensic toxicologist works with biological samples and must consider absorption of the material, distribution in body tissues, metabolic conversions (metabolites), conjugates, protein binding, movement through the system (pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics), persistence of the drug and modes of excretion. The most common test carried out by forensic toxicologists is that to determine ... ...

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