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1

Picture of red burnt foot, straight line of demarcation on ankle.

Immersion

2

Isopropanol is?

Twice as intoxicating as ethanol

3

What is the most common cause of death in the 24 hours following tonsillectomy?

Bleeding (other
choices aspiration pneumonia)
 

4

Slide: decomp man with elevated blood alcohol and this finding in kidney. Cause?

Poisoning (ethylene glycol)

5

How to calculate perimortem blood ETOH based on urine?

Urine 1.3 to Blood 1.0

6

Man is assaulted and presents to the ED the following day with abdominal pain. He collapses and
undergoes vigorous resuscitation. At autopsy- marked CAD and anterior liver laceration with 450 cc
hemoperitoneum. What is COD?

heart disease

7

What kind of current is lightning?

direct, high

8

Two separate questions with images of pons, one gross, one luxol fast blue, both showing central
pontine myelinolysis, associated with?

Chronic EtOH

9

Gross picture of brain with periventricular plaques.

Autoimmune disease (MS)

10

REPEAT:

What type of ammunition is being shown?

ACP ammunition

core and jacket separate so you see small little balls of core and then the jacket

11

What is definition of stopping power?

Police term

Stopping power is the ability of a firearm or other weapon to cause enough ballistic trauma to a target (human or animal) to immediately incapacitate (and thus stop) the target

12

Man with helium tank running into bag over head, mechanism of death?

Exclusion of oxygen

13

slide: Duodenum with black pigment on mucosal surface (?charcoal). What is cause of death?

poisoning

14

Best sample for Channelopathy testing?

EDTA tube (other choices fresh frozen heart, blood spot card)

15

Hypoxia in the perinatal period causes what change in the neurons?

Basophilia (other choices
karyorrhexis)

16

Xray of child’s head with small, radio-opaque round object (BB sized), ID.

Low-velocity weapon vs
radiology marker (other choices high velocity weapon)

17

What chemical is a/w an elevated CO?

methylene chloride (other choices methyl chloride, methyl bromide, ethylene chloride)

18

Why is benzidine used as a presumptive test for blood?

Sensitive and specific (other choices
nontoxic)
 

19

At what speed does a .38 caliber bullet penetrate the skin?

About 200 ft/sec

20

How many CME credits per year do you need?

35

21

Picture of detached mandible with soft tissue removed, teeth have pink discoloration, cause?

Postmortem change

22

Armpit with charring/burns, what type of electrical injury?

High voltage (other choices water
electrocution, low voltage)
 

23

Virtual slide: two hippocampi, one sclerotic. Result?

Epilepsy

24

Coronary artery dissection associated with?

peripartum

25

Slide of ARVD-COD?

Arrhythmia

26

Traumatic SAH is associated with?

Blow to neck

27

18 yo truck driver pulled from water with scalded-looking skin, burns on face, cause?

Burn from battery acid

28

What knife caused this wound?

Ricasso

29

Virtual slide: 2 day old infant with gross photo of mass around adrenal and this micro appearance

Neuroblastoma

30

slide: lung

coccidioides