Widmark's formula helps in the measurement of blood level of -


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Widmark’s formula helps in the measurement of blood level of -

1.Cocaine
2.Alcohol
3.Barbiturates
4.Benzodiazepines

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The basis for calculating the approximate quantity of alcohol in the body, after equilibrium between the blood and the tissues has been reached, is expressed by the Widmark’s formula
a=p.r.c.

a-Weight of alcohol in g in body

p- weight of body in kg

c- concentration of alcohol in blood in g/kg

r-a constant obtained by dividing the average concentration of alcohol in the body by the average concentration of

alcohol in the blood (0.085 for men , 0.055 for women)

For urine, formula is- a=3/4 p.r.q., where q - concentration of alcohol in urine in mg/kg