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A suicide with neuromuscular blocker.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2845685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We experienced an autopsy case in which a 29-year-old woman committed suicide by parenteral application of a neuromuscular blocker combined with thiobarbital. These medicines were easily accessible to the victim who was an anesthesiologist in a hospital. Paralyzing the respiratory muscles the usual dose of neuromuscular blockers can cause death unless a breathing apparatus is used. Unusual medicines given in small doses are difficult to detect in the autopsy materials. In our case in the course of forensic investigation we successfully identified the traces of a neuromuscular blocker by mass spectrometry.
Authors:
M Varga; G Somogyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin. Journal of legal medicine     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0044-3433     ISO Abbreviation:  Z. Rechtsmed.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-17     Completed Date:  1988-11-17     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247437     Medline TA:  Z Rechtsmed     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Forensic Medicine, Debrecen Medical University, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Androstane-3,17-diol / analogs & derivatives,  poisoning
Female
Humans
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents / poisoning*
Pipecuronium
Piperazines / poisoning
Suicide / legislation & jurisprudence*
Thiopental / analogs & derivatives,  poisoning
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Neuromuscular Blocking Agents; 0/Piperazines; 25126-76-5/Androstane-3,17-diol; 68399-58-6/Pipecuronium; 76-75-5/Thiopental; 77-32-7/thiobarbital

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