Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--22

Laboratory approach for diagnosis of toluene-based inhalant abuse in a clinical setting


Raka Jain, Arpita Verma 
 National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raka Jain
National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

The steady increase of inhalant abuse is a great challenge for analytical toxicologists. This review describes an overview of inhalant abuse including the extent of the problem, types of products abused, modes of administration, pharmacology and effects of inhalants, the role of laboratory, interpretation of laboratory results and clinical considerations. Regular laboratory screening for inhalant abuse as well as other substance abuse and health risk behaviors must be a part of standard clinical care.


How to cite this article:
Jain R, Verma A. Laboratory approach for diagnosis of toluene-based inhalant abuse in a clinical setting.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2016;8:18-22


How to cite this URL:
Jain R, Verma A. Laboratory approach for diagnosis of toluene-based inhalant abuse in a clinical setting. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];8:18-22
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