The new standard -- a comprehensive textbook for students taking a one-semester course in forensic toxicology that is also a very useful reference for laboratorians! Each chapter is written by an expert practicing in the field.The first section provides an introduction to postmortem forensic toxicology, human performance forensic toxicology, forensic drug testing, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.The second section is devoted to analytical principles, including both theory and applications. Methodologies covered include specimen preparation, spectrophotometry, chromatography, immunoassay, and mass spectrometry.The third section covers commonly encountered analytes, including alcohol, central nervous system depressants, opioids, cocaine, marijuana, amphtetamines/sympathomimetic amines, hallucinogens, antidepressants/neuroleptics, carbon monoxide/cyanide, inhalants, and metals.
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