Heroin overdose masquerades as methomyl poisoning: a case report

ConclusionsCause of death of the male corpse was deemed to be due to heroin intoxication as the blood concentration of morphine was more than the lethal concentration with a morphine/codeine ratio of more than 1:1. Methomyl intoxication of the male corpse was unlikely to be the cause of death because methomyl systemic blood concentration was found to be very low,
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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