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  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Proteins
  3. Fats
  4. Firm Protein- connective tissue
  5. Hard protein- Cartilage
  6. Bone

Order of decomposition of body compounds.

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  1. Infantil Brain
  2. Lining of the Larynx and Trachea
  3. Stomach
  4. Intestine
  5. Spleen
  6. Mesentary and omentum
  7. Liver
  8. Adult Brain
  9. Heart
  10. Lungs
  11. Kidneys
  12. Urinary Bladder
  13. Esophagus
  14. Pancreas
  15. Diaphragm
  16. Blood Vessels (Mostly Large)
  17. Non-pregnant Uterus

Order of Decomposition of The Organs (Viscera)

3

The first body compound to decompose.

Carbohydrates

4

The second Body compound to decompose

Proteins

5

The third body compound to decompose

Fats

6

The fourth body compound to decompose.

Firm protein- connective tissue

7

The fifth body compound to decompse.

Hard Protein- Cartilage

8

The last body compound to decompose.

Bone

9

The fist organ to decompse

Infantile Brain

10

This decomposes before the stomach.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the Larynx and trachea

11

This decomposes before the intestine.

  • Infantile Brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach

12

This decomposes before the spleen.

  • Infantile Brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine

13

This decomposes before the Mesentary and omentum.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen

14

This decomposes before the liver.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum

15

This decomposes before the Adult Brain

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver

16

This decomposes before the Heart.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult brain

17

This decomposes before the lungs.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult brain
  • Heart

18

This decomposes before the kidneys.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs

19

These decompose before the urinary bladder.

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys

20

These decompose before the esophagus

  • Infantile brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Urinary Bladder

21

These decompose before the Pancreas.

  • Infantile Brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult Brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Esophagus

22

These decompose before the diaphragm.

  • Infantile Brain
  • Lining of the larynx and trachea
  • Stomach
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult Brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Esophagus
  • Pancreas

23

These decompose before the blood vessels (mostly large).

  • Infantile Brain
  • Lining of the Larynx and Trachea
  • Stomach 
  • Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Mesentary and omentum
  • Liver
  • Adult Brain
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Esophagus
  • Pancreas
  • Diaphragm

24

This is the last organ to decompose.

The non pregnant uterus

25

 Putrefies more rapidly than anyother organ becuse of its consistency and unusually rich blood supply.

Infantile Brain

26

Decomposes more rapidly than most other organs because of its increased blood supply and decreased thickness and occasionally due to direct infection.

  • The opposite is true for the dense, tough, non-pregnant uterus, which may be found almost unchanged and intact after all the soft tissues have disappeared.

The Pregnant Uterus

27

  • 1-3 Days
  • 3-5 Days
  • 8-10 Days
  • 14-20 Days
  • 1-6 Months

Know what happens during these times for Putrefaction

28

  • Cupping of the eyeball
  • Greenish discoloration over the abdominal area
  • Postmortem Stain
  • Dehydrated lips and eyelids

1-3 Days of Putrefaction

29

  • Purge
  • Green discoloration spreading over whole body.
  • Visceral gas and some tissue gas
  • Odor

3-5 Day of Putrefaction

30

  • Tissue gas present in all parts of the body
  • Massive skin slip
  • Body swollen
  • Starting to turn dark

8-10 Days of Putrefaction

31

  • Bubbles and blisters over the body
  • Mottled red, green and brown
  • Intense odor of putrefaction
  • Nails and hair loose
  • Eyes and tongue bulging
  • Recognition of features is difficult

14-20 Days of Putrefaction

32

  • Thoracic and abdominal cavities may burst open.
  • Body liquefaction and gases escaping.
  • Feature recognition is impossible.
  • Bones separating from joints

1-6 Months of Putrefaction

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