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Drug-facilitated sexual assault involving gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12353560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first case involving an alleged sexual assault linked to the use of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) in Oklahoma is reported. A-48-year-old Caucasian woman taking amitriptyline was known to have voluntarily ingested a sports drink containing a relaxing health product. She purportedly experienced unconsciousness that persisted for approximately 4 h. The toxicological testing on urine identified GHB, amitriptyline, and nortriptyline using a capillary Hewlett-Packard 6890 gas chromatograph coupled to a Hewlett-Packard 5973 mass selective detector (MSD). The GHB concentration in urine was 26.9 microg/mL. Urine concentrations of amitriptyline and nortriptyline were not determined. The analytical method used for identifying and quantitating GHB can be applied to matters of forensic interests.
Matthew E Stillwell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-30     Completed Date:  2002-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Toxicology Unit, Oklahoma City 73111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amitriptyline / therapeutic use
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use
Hydroxybutyrates / adverse effects*,  pharmacology
Interpersonal Relations
Middle Aged
Substance-Related Disorders*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic; 0/Hydroxybutyrates; 50-48-6/Amitriptyline; 591-81-1/4-hydroxybutyric acid

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