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Postmortem blood concentrations of parent tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs in 11 cases of suicide.
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1984; 5(1):11-3AJ

Abstract

The blood levels of parent tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs in 11 cases of suicide are reviewed. Values ranged from 0.11 mg% to 2.4 mg% with a mean of 0.80 mg%, which is consistant with the recent literature. The data suggest that in autopsy cases where TCA tissue levels or TCA metabolite concentrations could not be, or were not determined, blood levels of parent TCA drugs exceeding 0.1 mg% may be regarded confidently as the cause of death when no other cause is present.

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eng

PubMed ID

6711512

Citation

Hanzlick, R L.. "Postmortem Blood Concentrations of Parent Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) Drugs in 11 Cases of Suicide." The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol. 5, no. 1, 1984, pp. 11-3.
Hanzlick RL. Postmortem blood concentrations of parent tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs in 11 cases of suicide. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1984;5(1):11-3.
Hanzlick, R. L. (1984). Postmortem blood concentrations of parent tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs in 11 cases of suicide. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 5(1), pp. 11-3.
Hanzlick RL. Postmortem Blood Concentrations of Parent Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) Drugs in 11 Cases of Suicide. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1984;5(1):11-3. PubMed PMID: 6711512.
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