Overview of drugs and drug analysis methods

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Overview of drugs and drug analysis methods

Rahaf M. Sahli, Aljazi T. Alanazi, Lamya S. Albalawi, Haddad A. El Rabey
Int. J. Biosci.20( 5), 162-168, May 2022.
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This paper aims to reveal the most used drug analysis techniques as well as discover the best techniques that are used to detect the poisoning materials and drugs that are used by human beings. Data were collected using a process that helps in obtaining answers and solutions to many problems and questions, helps in facilitating the decision-making and increases the quality of decisions that were taken, and also helps in improving the quality of different outputs. The most important spectrophotometric techniques that are used to detect drugs are mass selective detector technique, chemiluminescence, high-performance liquid chromatography and others. It was found that these drugs are methanol, Amphetamine/ methamphetamine, Cocaine and others. Samples taken to detect drugs in the body by spectrophotometric techniques may be Urine, blood sample, hair follicles or any other body fluids obtained from live persons or autopsy samples.


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