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Urine Excretion of Benzoylecgonine Following Cocaine Use

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Following cocaine use metabolites of cocaine may be found in the urine long after the parent compound has disappeared. The excretion of benzoylecgonine is affected by the size of the dose taken as well as the time interval since use. The author was at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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