California Criminalistics Institute / Los Angeles and Webinar
Understanding a drug's pharmacology is essential to interpretation of drug test results. The absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs vary by route of administration, but also is affected by the physiochemical properties of the drug, the physiological state of the individual, and other drugs that may be co-ingested. The concept of hysteresis and its effects on interpretation of results will be introduced.
Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D; Chemistry and Drug Metabolism, Biomedical Research Center, National Institute of Health, Baltimore, MD
Webinar and Classroom (seating may be limited)
Familiarity with principles of human physiology and general, organic and biochemistry.
Familiarity with neurochemistry will be helpful.
No cost to public California crime laboratory personnel.