2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FORS 6662 - Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology is presented as a mechanistic/biochemical exploration of the issues and drugs and questions routinely confronting the practicing forensic toxicologist. Following an initial exploration of the historical roots of the discipline, the course moves through an organ-system review of physiologic function, and the mechanisms by which specific and typical toxic classes and species interfere with those functions. Neurologic functions and toxicity are a special interest and focus of this section. The final sections of the course deal with some of the major drug classes, including opiates, other drugs of abuse, natural and herbal drugs, and plants and animal poison, toxins and venoms. 3 credits.