Death associated with abuse of a "designer drug".

G. R. Nichols, G. J. Davis, C. A. Corrigan, J. S. Ransdell

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A case of death is reported in a 26-year-old male previously thought to be healthy. At autopsy, the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery was markedly atherosclerotic with a superimposed thrombus. Toxicologic analysis revealed 3,4 methylene dioxyamphetamine (MDA) in the blood at a concentration of 0.08 mg per deciliter. The authors draw attention to the reappearance of designer drugs in Kentucky and to the need for awareness of these deadly substance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-603
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1990

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  • General Medicine


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