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The irreversible, total cessation of metabolic activity.

Death

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The death of certain groups of cells and their subsequent replacement by new cells in the normal course of bodily activities. (Every 14 years).

  • Is physiological

Necrobiosis

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The pathological death of certain cells or tissues of a still living body. 

  • Pathological
    • Gangrene:
      • Dry gangrene (ischemic necrosis)
      • Wet gangrene
      • Gas gangrene antemortem, Tissue gas Postmortem

Necrosis

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The result of a blockage or a degenerative condition of the arteries (arterial obstruction).

Dry Gangrene (Ischemic Necrosis)

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The result of a blockage of a degenerative condition of the veins (venous obstruction).

Wet (Moist) Gangrene

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Caused by an organism called clostridium perfringen (bacillus welshii).

Gas Gangrene (Tissue gas postmortem)

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Discovered clostridium perfringen and raised the bar in medical school.

Dr. William Henry Welsch

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The antemortem development of a bed sore into necrotic tissue which may become fatal.

  • Starts out aseptic
  • Progresses into staph or strep infection

Decubitus Ulcer

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The period just prior to death, also called the dying period or the agonal period.

  • Death Rattle
  • Death Struggle
  • Instantaneous Rigor Mortis

 

Moribund

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The condition in which the manifestations of life are feebly maintained.

  • Suspended animation
  • Catalepsy
  • Human Remains
    • Cadaver
    • Cremated Remains
    • Thanatology
    • Corpse

Apparent Death

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A temporary condition of apparent death with cessation of respiration.

Suspended Animation

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A condition in which there is a waxy rigidity of the body and the vital phenomena of life are feebly maintained; body does not respond to stimuli.

Catalepsy

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The body of a deceased human being including the cremated remains of a person.

  • Cadaver
  • Cremated Remains 
  • Thanatology
  • Corpse

Apparent Death

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Legal term for the dead body.

Corpse

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  1. Asphyxia (apnea)
  2. Coma
  3. Syncope
  4. Anemia
  5. Asthenia

Modes of Somatic Death

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Death beginning at the lungs

Asphyxia (apnea)

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Death beginning at the brain.

Coma

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Death beginning at the heart.

  • Blood clot
  • Eletrical malfunction
  • cholesterol 
  • aortic aneurism 

Syncope

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Cardiac failure due to an insufficient blood supply 

Anemia (Ischemia)

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A weakness of feebleness of any organ to function.

Asthenia

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Always secondary to coma or syncope.

Asphyxia

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Regardless of the basic caused of somatic death, the final cause of death is always this. It occurs in the tissue cells when the blood ceases to circulate.

Anoxia (Oxygen Starvation)

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  1. Hypostasis
  2. Livor Mortis
  3. Hemolysis
  4. Postmortem Stain

Order of Blood Discolorations

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  • Bodies with facial trauma
  • Bodies in which facial distension is anticipated.
  • Bodies in which eye enucleation has been performed.
  • Bodies with generalized edema
  • Difficult-to-firm bodies
  • Bodies with distribution problems
  • Bodies with high formaldehyde demand
  • Bodies in which purge is expected.
  • Jaundiced bodies

Cases in which Restricted Cervical Method would be implemented

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