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Chapter 32. Analytical and Forensic Toxicology

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Which of the following is most commonly used as a drug of sexual assault?

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a. narcotics.

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b. amphetamines.

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c. benzodiazepines.

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d. ethanol.

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e. antidepressants.

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All of the following statements regarding analytic/forensic toxicology are true EXCEPT:

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a. Analytic toxicology uses analytic chemistry to characterize a chemical’s adverse effect on an organism.

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b. Medical examiners and coroners are most important in determining cause of death.

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c. Tissues and body fluids are vital in forensic toxicology.

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d. Forensic toxicology is used for purposes of the law.

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e. Chapuis first characterized a system for classifying toxic agents.

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Which of the following criteria is NOT routinely used to check for adulteration of drug urine analysis?

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a. urea.

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b. pH.

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c. color.

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d. specific gravity.

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e. creatinine.

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Which blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is most commonly used as the statutory definition of DUI?

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a. 0.04.

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b. 0.06.

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c. 0.08.

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d. 0.12.

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e. 0.16.

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Which of the following drugs is NOT properly matched with its most common analytic method?

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a. benzodiazepines—GC/MS.

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b. ibuprofen—TLC/HPLC.

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c. amphetamines—immunoassays.

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d. barbiturates—GC/immunoassays.

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e. ethanol—immunoassays.

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For which of the following drugs is serum NOT used during toxicology testing?

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a. ethanol.

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b. cocaine.

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c. aspirin.

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d. barbiturates.

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e. ibuprofen.

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Which of the following is LEAST important in determining variability in response to drug therapy?

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a. drug interactions.

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b. distribution in body tissue.

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c. body mass index.

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d. pathologic conditions.

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e. rate of metabolism.

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