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PHG 414 = Substances of Abuse:

The course deals with a comprehensive study of the abused drugs like CNS stimulants, hallucinogens, CNS depressants and anabolic steroids (Hormones). The study includes natural sources, geographical origin, distribution, constituents, harmful effects, chemical methods of identification, and chromatographic methods of analysis. The study also includes licit as well as illicit products of drugs abused as well as methods used in forensic medicine to identify these drugs.


Practical Syllabus:




A demonstration exhibiting  the different types of drugs of abuse for the students to note their appearance and characteristic features. Drugs to be shown will include : opium, hashish, fresh khat plants, coca leaves, nutmeg, pyote, alcohol and commonly sniffed solvents.

Slides and pictures of these drugs and related paraphernalia will be also shown.


Microcrystal and Quick test identification of morphine, heroin, codeine, cocaine, amphetamine, ephedrine and diazepam. The student will familiarize himself with the characteristic color and crystalline form given by each compound.


Preparation of the cocaine metabolite benzylecogonine and its chemical characterization by physical and spectroscopic means.


Detection of cannabis smoke condensate by microextraction by TLC analysis using standard cannabis constituents as references and spray with the differentiating spray reagent (Fast blue salt B e.g.)


The use of drug abuse screening kits for screening urine subjects for amphetamines, morphine, 9rTHC and its metabolites and cocaine and its metabolites.


Demonstration of the principle and operation of the breathanalyzer used for alcohol detection. Gas chromatographic determination of alcohol in blood.


HPLC determination of heroin and its metabolites using a reference standard.


Identification of drugs in urine by using different techniques.



HPLC determination of Cannabis and its metabolites using a reference standard.


GC and GC-MS quantitative determination of Cannabis and its metabolites in body fluids.


A visit to drug abuse testing labs.


Examinations: Should cover two separate practical examinations during the course





Drugs of abuse.pdf 

Abused Drugs Microcrystals.pdf




1) M. D. Cole. The analysis of controlled substances, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2003


                                                                                        analysis of controlled substances.pdf



For further reading:


 Blachford, Krapp - Drugs and Controlled Substances - Information for Students 2003.pdf




Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Abused Drugs.pdf 







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Commonly Abused Drugs.pdf 

AGSA  Drugs of Abuse Testing Guidelines.pdf

The 10 Most common drug of abuse.pdf

abuse drug in fingerprint.pdf

screening of drug abuse in hair.pdf

hair analysis for drug abuse.pdf

analysis of drugs of abuse.pdf














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