Concentrations of lidocaine and monoethylglycylxylidide (MEGX) in lidocaine associated deaths

J Forensic Sci. 1985 Oct;30(4):1048-57.


Concentrations of lidocaine and MEGX were determined in a variety of tissues and other samples collected at autopsy. In 13 of the cases examined in which lidocaine was associated with death, tissue concentrations were greater than 15 mg/kg. Tissue concentrations in other patients treated with lidocaine were significantly lower.

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine / analogs & derivatives*
  • Lidocaine / metabolism*
  • Lidocaine / poisoning*
  • Tissue Distribution


  • Lidocaine
  • monoethylglycinexylidide