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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Telling History with Hair

What Forensic Toxicology can Learn from Hair You’re probably aware that most of your hair is ‘dead’. Only the follicle below the skin is alive – this is the part used for DNA testing in other forensic fields. In forensic toxicology, however, the dead part of the hair can reveal…

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Comparing Gas Chromatography with Enzymatic Assay

Expert Witness Knowledge Can Affect Your DUI Case According to Okorie Okorocha, “When hiring a forensic toxicology expert witness, you need a qualified professional who really knows what they’re talking about.” The equipment and methods by which we test for the presence of toxins are complex and delicate. Sloppy lab…

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The Forensic Toxicology Process

The Forensic Toxicologist’s Process Forensic toxicology is the branch of science that uses chemistry and pharmacology to detect and understand the relation of drugs and toxicants to the human body. The work done by a forensic toxicologist can be used in death investigations, medical investigations, determining dosages of drugs for…

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Forensic Toxicology: How Drugs Affect Driving

In many criminal investigations it may be that analytical information is needed or testing required regarding the presence of substances at a crime scene or within a person’s body. This is the purpose of forensic toxicology: to test bodily fluids or other substances for toxic chemicals in order to obtain…

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How Doses Influence Drug Toxicology: Pharmacodynamics

Studying the effects drugs have on the body, known as pharmacodynamics, is particularly important to drug toxicologists. In this next article of our Drug Driving series, a drug toxicologist will explain everything you need to know about what drugs do to your body. What Does Pharmacodynamics Mean? Unlike the study…

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How Does Pharmacokinetics Influence Drug Toxicology

In this installment of our series on drug driving, we will be investigating the study of pharmacokinetics and how it is used during the drug toxicology process. What Does Pharmacokinetics Mean? Pharmacokinetics is a subcategory of pharmacology that is interested in what the body does to drugs. Like germs or…

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