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Q: What is the LD-50 of cocaine?

A: According to a paper published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior, the LD50 of Cocaine when administered IP in Mice was 95.1 mg/kg. The reference for this data is:



Bedford JA, Turner CE, Elsohly HN. Comparative lethality of coca and cocaine. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 1982 Nov; 17(5):1087-8.



More information about the measurement of LD50s for recreationally used psychoactives can be found at:



http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/health/psychoactives_ld50s.shtml



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sage

Asked By : Talon
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 2 / 12 / 2003
Last Edited Date : 2 / 12 / 2003
Question ID : 3031

Categories: [ Cocaine ] [ Health ]



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