Death due to Benzodiazepine Overdose: A Case Report

Rastogi, P and Palimar, V (2009) Death due to Benzodiazepine Overdose: A Case Report. Journal of the Indian Society of Toxicology, 5 (2). pp. 23-24. ISSN 0973-3566.

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Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed antipsychotic drugs in modern medical practice. A case is reported where a young male was found dead in his room. No significant external injuries were present on the body, but intracranial haemorrhages were seen on internal examination during autopsy. Chemical analysis of relevant viscera and body fluids revealed the presence of alcohol and a benzodiazepine compound, although the exact nature and concentration of the latter could not be established. The cause of death was furnished as death due to benzodiazepine overdose.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Benzodiazepine, Drug overdose, Chemical analysis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 11:00

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