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1

A process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, to retard organic decomposition, and to restore an acceptable physical appearance is:

Embalming

2

The irreversible cessation of all vital functions is:

Death

3

Those changes occurring in the interval prior to somatic death are:

Antemortem

4

A sharp cutting instrument used for making incisions is the:

Scalpel

5

That consideration given to the dead body, prior to, during and after the embalming procedure is complete is:

Case analysis

6

An imaginary line drawn on the surface of the skin to represent the approximate location of some deeper underlying structure is the:

Linear guide

7

Injection and drainage from one location is called:

One point injection

8

Chemicals which inactivate saprophytic bacteria are called:

Preservative

9

The movement of embalming solutions from the point of injection throughout the arterial system and into the capillaries is called:

Distribution

10

This embalming method consists of injecting a few ounces of arterial chemical, stopping injection, then draining for a few minutes, and then repeating the process:

Alternate

11

This is a term used to refer to the after-death examination of the organs and tissues of a body to determine cause of death or pathological conditions:

Postmortem

12

Any abnormal color appearing in or upon the human body is called:

Discoloration

13

A needle injector is used for this purpose:

Mouth closure

14

Content normally aspirated from the stomach:

Hydrochloric acid

15

When death has been due to pneumonia, an embalmer should expect:

Thoracic congestion and increased blood viscosity

16

The Formaldehyde Standard for short-term exposure to formaldehyde is:

2 ppm/15 minutes

17

Signs of death exhibited by the eyes of the deceased include:

* Clouding of the cornea and flattening of the eyeball
* Loss of luster of the conjunctiva
* Pupil dilation and non-response to light

18

Another name for pleural effusion is:

Hydrothorax

19

Proteolysis refers to decomposition of:

Proteins

20

Which conditions would require special attention during thoracic cavity embalming?

* Hydrothorax
* Hydropericardium

21

Discoloration resulting when formaldehyde reacts with hemoglobin in the tissues is called:

Formaldehyde grey

22

Severe generalized edema is known as:

Anasarca

23

Escape of blood serum from an intravascular to an extravascular location immediately before death is:

Agonal edema

24

Low index fluids used to inhibit bilirubin from turning to biliverdin are known as:

Jaundice fluids

25

Chemicals that create an increased capability for embalmed tissues to retain their moisture are called:

Humectants

26

How many ounces of formaldehyde are contained in a 16-ounce bottle of 25 index arterial fluid?

4 ounces

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