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Drugs and Poisons in Humans

A Handbook of Practical Analysis

  • Unique analysis of drugs and poisons to facilitate testing in all laboratories even by inexperienced chemists

  • Includes source of chemicals needed for the experiments

  • Texts are composed by 67 experts in analyzing the respective compounds

  • Clear and uniform structure of chapters for ease of reading

  • The text is illustrated by many diagrams and tables


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Chapters of general nature

  3. Chapters on specific toxins

    1. Keizo Sato
      Pages 91-99
    2. Shigetoshi Kage
      Pages 101-111
    3. Yasuo Seto
      Pages 112-122
    4. Xiao-Pen Lee, Keizo Sato
      Pages 123-133
    5. Kanako Watanabe
      Pages 135-142
    6. Kanako Watanabe
      Pages 143-147
    7. Xiao-Pen Lee, Keizo Sato
      Pages 149-152
    8. Yasuo Seto
      Pages 153-158
    9. Tatsunori Takayasu, Toshikazu Kondo
      Pages 159-169
    10. Nariaki Takayama, Kazuichi Hayakawa
      Pages 171-185

About this book


It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to write the foreword for Drugs and Poisons in Humans. A Handbook of Practical Analysis. Dr. Osamu Suzuki and Dr. Mikio Yashiki, two outstanding Japanese scientists, f rst published the Handbook in Japanese in 2002. Specialists throughout Japan contributed analytical methods for a wide variety of therapeutic and illicit drugs, pesticides, and natural toxins and alkaloids. In fact, rarely has such a wide spectrum of analytes and metabolites been addressed within a single reference manual. At the beginning of the book, general topics are addressed, including instructions on h- dling biological materials, measurement of drugs in alternative specimens, and guidance on resolving analytical problems that may occur. T ere are discussions of extraction modalities and detection methodologies and how to select these appropriately based on the physioche- cal characteristics of the drug. Analysis of specif c classes of drugs and relevant metabolites are covered in subsequent chapters. Clinical, analytical and forensic toxicology and clinical ch- istry laboratories will f nd the volume informative and useful. Toxicologists are of en faced with developing methods for new drugs and metabolites with little information available in the literature. T is book provides a great starting point for method development providing pro- dures that have been utilized in real life situations. In addition, toxicologists developing new methodologies may use this volume as a guide to selecting the most appropriate instrumen- tion to handle the breadth of their analytical workload.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Legal MedicineHamamatsu University School of MedicineHamamatsu CityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Drugs and Poisons in Humans
  • Book Subtitle A Handbook of Practical Analysis
  • Editors Osamu Suzuki
    Kanako Watanabe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-22277-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06087-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27579-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 672
  • Number of Illustrations 236 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Japanese edition published by Jiho Inc., 2002
  • Topics Pharmacy
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