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Toxicology report: Propofol and Xanax found in Jackson's system.

Michael Jackson Noun 1. Michael Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Michael Joe Jackson, Jackson
 had taken a lethal amount of the anesthetic propofol and Xanax , according to according to
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

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 the toxicology report, the TMZ.com reported Friday.

The report said citing multiple law enforcement sources, two kinds of drugs, the anesthetic Propofol the pop star used to sleep and the alprazolam alprazolam /al·pra·zo·lam/ (al-pra´zo-lam) a benzodiazepine used as an antianxiety agent.

al·pra·zo·lam
n.
A benzodiazepine tranquilizer that is used in the management of anxiety disorders.
, known as Xanax used to treat anxiety were found in Michael Jackson's system.

Chris Carter Chris Carter may refer to:
  • Chris Carter (screenwriter), American television screenwriter and producer who created the X-Files
  • Chris Carter (actor/screenwriter), Canadian television screenwriter and actor
, a former bodyguard of Michael Jackson told Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies he would pick up prescriptions for Xanax for Jackson at various pharmacies, and that Jackson was taking 10 plus Xanax pills a night.

A law enforcement official who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is going, said hours before Michael Jackson's death, his doctor administered multiple sedatives along with a powerful anesthetic.

It's a safe combination if done properly; potentially lethal if not.

 The official said Dr. Conrad Murray told investigator the doses were within normal medical guidelines.

The official also said the type of sedatives Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson were benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines Definition

Benzodiazepines are medicines that help relieve nervousness, tension, and other symptoms by slowing the central nervous system.
Purpose

Benzodiazepines are a type of antianxiety drugs.
, often used to calm patients before surgery.
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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
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Date:Aug 7, 2009
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