Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing
Edited by Steven B. Karch
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Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing by Steven B. Karch
Book DescriptionExtracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing offers concise and focused information specific to the interests of forensic scientists and clinical and forensic toxicologists. It analyzes the acute effects of alcohol intoxication and the methods by which investigators can measure alcohol concentration in blood, urine, and breath. It considers extenuating circumstances affecting acute impairment by detailing the disposition and fate of alcohol in the body as well as the factors influencing absorption, distribution, and elimination. Specific chapters address difficulties in measuring and interpreting post-mortem alcohol concentrations due to poor quality of specimen, sampling site differences, and post-mortem diffusion or synthesis. Recent advances in biochemical testing make it possible to quantitate chronic alcohol ingestion, and the book analyzes the efficacy of these tests as evaluators of dependence or potential for dependence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781420054453
(254mm x 178mm x 16mm)
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven B. Karch
Simpson's Forensic Medicine, Hardback (August 2011)
A new edition of the leading introductory level text in forensic medicine.
Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs, Hardback (October 2007)
Considers the role of toxicology in death investigation and gives practical insights on conducting toxicology tests and completing the toxicology report. This book explains chain of custody; specimen collection and security; sampling of blood, urine, bile, and vitreous humor; and selection of post-mortem specimens.
Drug Abuse Handbook, Hardback (December 2006)» View all books by Steven B. Karch
Examines specific problems in drug-related medical emergencies, drug testing, and forensics, and the physical, neurochemical, and sociological phenomenon of addiction. This book includes genetic testing in drug death investigation, the neurochemistry of nicotine and designer amphetamines, and genetic doping in sports.
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Author Biography - Steven B. Karch
Consultant Cardiac Pathologist & Toxicologist, Berkeley, Cal
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