Antemortem and postmortem fentanyl concentrations: a case report.

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Department of Forensic Toxicology, County of San Diego Medical Examiner's Office, 5570 Overland Ave., Suite 101, San Diego, CA, 92123, USA,

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Name: International journal of legal medicine
ISSN: 1437-1596


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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A potent narcotic analgesic, abuse of which leads to habituation or addiction. It is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. Fentanyl is also used as an adjunct to general anesthetics, and as an anesthetic for induction and maintenance. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1078)

Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.

Postmortem examination of the body.

Physiological changes that occur in bodies after death.

At low concentrations, this compound inhibits reduction of conventional hydrophilic electron acceptors, probably acting as a plastoquinone antagonist. At higher concentrations, it acts as an electron acceptor, intercepting electrons either before or at the site of its inhibitory activity.