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Death by poisoning: a ten-year survey of Dallas County.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7175467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1971 through 1980, 1115 deaths were ascribed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office to poisoning of some type. An analysis of these deaths, with emphasis on the substances involved, is the purpose of this study. Relatively few agents or groups of agents accounted for 87% of these deaths: carbon monoxide, barbiturates, propoxyphene, narcotics, tricyclic antidepressants, ethyl alcohol, and inhalants (gases and solvents). Twenty-five percent of the deaths were classified as mixed intoxications, resulting from combinations of agents. Two major trends were observed: in the second five-year period, barbiturate-induced deaths decreased considerably (58%) and deaths from tricyclic antidepressants increased more than four times as compared with the first five-year period. Yearly statistics have been compiled for deaths from each agent.
J C Garriott; V J DiMaio; C S Petty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  868-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholic Intoxication / mortality
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / poisoning
Barbiturates / poisoning
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Dextropropoxyphene / poisoning
Narcotics / poisoning
Poisoning / mortality*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic; 0/Barbiturates; 0/Narcotics; 469-62-5/Dextropropoxyphene

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