Suicide by injection of a veterinarian barbiturate euthanasia agent: report of a case and toxicological analysis

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_A4A65F328634
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Suicide by injection of a veterinarian barbiturate euthanasia agent: report of a case and toxicological analysis
Journal
Forensic Science International
Author(s)
Romain  N., Giroud  C., Michaud  K., Mangin  P.
ISSN
0379-0738 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2003
Volume
131
Number
2-3
Pages
103-107
Notes
DA - 20030218
LA - eng
PT - Case Reports
PT - Journal Article
RN - 0 (Hypnotics and Sedatives)
RN - 76-74-4 (Pentobarbital)
SB - IM
Abstract
The history and toxicological findings of a suicidal case involving injection of a veterinarian barbiturate euthanasia agent (Vetanarcol containing pentobarbital are presented. Blood pentobarbital concentrations compatible with drug overdose were determined. Almost identical levels were found in blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and vitreous humour (VH). The highest concentration was measured in the bile. The present case is compared with similar rare cases in the literature
Keywords
Humans/Hypnotics and Sedatives/analysis/poisoning/Male/Middle Aged/Overdose/Pentobarbital/Suicide
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
08/02/2008 17:44
Last modification date
20/08/2019 15:10
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