Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Toxicology. Definition: The science of detecting and identifying the presence of drugs and poisons in body fluids, tissues, and organs. Controlled Substances Act. Federal Law established 5 schedules of classification of controlled substances based on
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Note: TLC—thin layer chromatography
Time of consumption
Type of alcoholic beverage
Presence of food in stomach
Infrared Breath Test uses infrared wavelengths to test for alcohol or other interferences in the breath
Fuel Cell Test converts fuel (alcohol) and oxygen into a measurable electric current
Alcohol 1st affects the forebrain and moves backward
Last affected is medulla oblongata
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