Flashcards in Vocabulary (C's) Deck (89):
General deterioration of the body; a state of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting. It may occur in many chronic diseases as certain malignancies and advanced pulmonary tuberculosis.
Cachexia aka Wasting Syndrome
Dead human body used for medical purposes: including transplantation, anatomical dissection and study.
A cancer-causing chemical or material.
A disease with a more or less slow onset and long duration.
A prolongation of the last violent contraction of the muscles into the rigidity of death.
Cadaveric Spasms aka Instantaneous Rigor Mortis
The dome-like superior portion of the cranium; that portion removed during cranial autopsy.
A device used as a means of fastening the calvarium after a cranial autopsy.
Special needles which are used to anchor the calvaria securely in the head of autopsied cases and is applied with a needle injector.
Formation of new channels in a tissue.
Any malignant neoplasm marked by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
Minute blood vessels, the walls of which comprise a single layer of endothelial cells. They connect the smallest arteries (arteriole) with the smallest veins (venule) and are where pressure filtration occurs.
Ability of substances to diffuse through capillary walls into the tissue spaces.
Plastic protective garment designed to cover the legs, buttocks, and abdomen. A combination of pants and stockings.
A compound of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen; sugars, starches, and glycogen
Circumscribed inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues that ends in suppuration and is accompanied by systemic sympotoms, such as fever and leukocytosis. Several communicating boils of the skin and subcutaneous tissues with the production and discharge of pus and dead tissues.
A specialized type of dense connective tissue; attached to the ends of bones and forming parts of structures, such as the nasal septum and the framework of the ear.
The total sum of those considerations given the case at hand, beginning before the embalming procedure is begun and continuing throughout the operation.
A condition in which the vital signs of life are feebly maintained and there is a waxy rigidity of the body.
A chemical capable of drying tissues by searing; caustic.
The formation of cavities in an organ or tissue; frequently seen in some forms of tuberculosis.
A hollow place or area.
Direct treatment, other than vascular (arterial) injection, of the contents of the body cavities and the lumina of the hollow viscera; usually accomplished by aspiration and injection.
Cavity Embalming aka Cavity Treatment
Embalming chemicals which are injected into the cavities of the body following the aspiration in cavity embalming. It can also be used as the chemical in hypodermic and surface embalming.
An embalming instrument which is connected to a bottle of cavity fluid to aid in injecting the cavity fluid into the various cavities of the body.
Death of the individual cells of the body.
Ascending and/or arch of the aorta.
Center of Fluid Distribution
Right atrium of the heart.
Center of Venous Drainage
Embalming machine that uses an electrical pump to create pressure either pulsating or non-pulsating.
Centrifugal Force Machine aka Modern Embalming Machine
A major agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia concerned with all phases of control or communicable, vector-borne, and occupational diseases.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) aka CDC
Restorative treatment usually accompanied by aspiration, gravitation, or external pressure to remove gases or excess liquids from tissues; passages are made through the tissues with a scalpel, hypodermic needle, or trocar.
Substances that bind metallic ions such as EDTA-(Ethylenediarnine-tetraceticacid) used as an anticoagulant in embalming solutions.
Dehydration caused by using too harsh of an arterial solution to embalm a dead human body.
A change in the body's chemical composition that occurs after death such as hemolysis.
Chemical Postmortem Change
The application of chemical reagents in the treatment of disease in humans, causing an elevated preservation demand.
A blood clot which contains all of the bloods elements with red and white blood cells separated into distinct layers.
Chicken Fat Clot
One of several methods used for mouth closure (antiquated).
A disease with a more or less slow onset and long duration.
The means by which a pathogen is passed from host to host.
Circle of Transmission
(Late 17th C.) An influential person in medical embalming who published a book about a method of embalming without evisceration (German).
A phase of somatic death lasting from 5-6 minutes during which life may be restored.
Drainage procedure that limits the exposure of the embalmer to the drainage. Tubing is attached to a drain tube allowing drainage to flow directly from a vein into a sanitary disposal system; tubing may also be attached to a trocar and aspirator allowing drainage to be taken from the right atrium of the heart to the sanitary disposal system.
Closed System Drainage
Anaerobic, saprophytic, spore-forming bacterium responsible for tissue gas.
Clostridium Perfringens aka Gas Bacillus
Chemical and physical agents that bring about coagulation.
The process of converting soluble protein to insoluble protein by heating or contact with a chemical such as an alcohol or an aldehyde. The solidification of a solution into a gelatinous mass. Agglutination is a specific form of Coagulation.
Coagulation aka Congealing
Substances which increase the activity of enzymes.
Co-Enzymes or Accelerators
The injection of a specialized chemical in conjunction with the routine arterial chemical.
A fluid used primarily to supplement and enhance the action of vascular (arterial) solutions.
A condition which occurs in dead bodies when exposed to temperatures near or below the freezing point, thus causing the tissues to become firm and rigid .
Microorganisms (Colon Bacillus) found normally in the colon.
Bacterial inhabitants of the colon.
The part of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.
A solution-like system in which the size of the solute particle is between 1 and 100 nanometers. Particles of solute pass through filters but not membranes.
The irreversible cessation of brain activity and loss of consciousness; death beginning at the brain.
A method of creating injection pressure in which a bulb syringe is built into the tubing of the gravity percolator.
Combination Gravity Method & Bulb Syringe
Preparation room equipment which may serve for both embalming and dressing human remains.
Disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly between individuals by and infectious agent.
A type of air pressure apparatus where air or CO2 is pumped from tanks into a fluid chamber to create pressure.
Compressed Air or Gas, CO2 Apparatus
A solution containing a relatively large amount of solute.
Disinfection practices carried out during the embalming process.
Method of drainage in which drainage occurs continuously during vascular (arterial) injection.
The immediate and temporary disturbance of brain function.
Rounded articular process on a bone.
Mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white portion of the eye.
To contract or compress.
Disease that may be transmitted between individuals, with reference to the organism that causes a disease.
The presences or the reasonably anticipated presence of blood or other potentially infectious materials or may contain sharps.
Any contaminated object that can penetrate the skin including but not limited to, needles, scalpels, broken glass, and exposed ends of wires.
Transparent part of the tunic of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light into the interior.
That portion of the cornea recovered for transplantation in situ. The cornea and sclera considered together comprising the tunica fibrosa or fibrous coat of the eye.
Corneal Sclera Button
Legal term refferring to a dead body.
An official of a local community who holds inquest concerning sudden, violent and unexplained deaths.
Having an abnormal amount of fat on the body.
Corpulence aka Obsetiy
Causing visible destruction of living tissue at point of contact.
Embalming fluid that contains dyes and coloring agents intended to restore a more natural skin tone through the embalming process.
Dye that helps to cover internal discolorations such as jaundice.
Counter Staining Compound
Plastic garment designed to cover the body from the chest down to the upper thigh.
Embalming aid used on cases with cranial autopsies to absorb seepage and prevent the soiling of the casket pillow.
That part of the human skull which encloses the brain.
Method used to embalm the contents of the cranial cavity through the contents of the cranial cavity through aspiration and injection of the cranial chamber by passage of a trocar through the cribiform plate.
Those elements remaining after cremation of a dead human body aka cremains. However, for professionals deem the term cremains slang and deem the term inappropriate to use in the funeral home.
Crackling sensation produced when gases trapped in tissues are palpated, asin subcutaneous emphysema.
A disease of the central nervous system with unknown etiology. Assumed to be a slow virus; because of unknown etiology, care givers using invasive procedures use extreme caution.
Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease aka CJD
Thin, medial portion of the ethmoid bone of the skull.
In embalming, the chemical joining of proteins brought about by the chemical reaction of aldehydes with different forms of nitrogen. Cross-linkage results in firmness of embalmed tissue.
Cross-Linkage of Proteins
A blood clot which contains all of the blood elements coagulated in an evenly mixed mass.
Current and/or Jelly Clot
A condition of skin puckering caused by the contraction of the erector pill.
Bluish discoloration of the skin or mucous membrane due to lack of oxygen.