Flashcards in Vocabulary D Deck (62):
Italian Sculptor and painted produced anatomical plates; injected the arterial system for preservation of anatomical specimens.
Da Vinci, Leonardo (1452-1519)
Irreversible cessation of all vital functions (nonlegal definition).
A list of dead to be prayed for.
A luminous appearance like a candle flame, superstitiously thought to prestage death.
A kind of ignis fatuus (glow) supposed to forebode death.
Stroke or tolling of a death bell.
A relation or ratio of the number of deaths, for a given period, to the total population.
Noise made by a moribund person caused by air passing though a residue of mucous in the trachea and posterior oral cavity.
The semi-convulsive twitches which often occur before death.
Spasm of death.
Signal of approaching death.
A condition in which the muscles become rigidly fixed, the body becomes pale and cold, pulse and respiration are feeble.
A small weight, such as a penny, laid on the eyelids to keep them closed.
One liable to death, a mortal.
Decomposition of proteins by enzymes of aerobic bacteria.
Separation of compounds into simpler substances by the action of microbial and/or autolytic enzymes.
Inactivation or removal or microbial toxins, as well as living microbial pathogens themselves.
Below the surface.
Loss of moisture from the body tissue which may occur antemortem or postmortem. (antemortem febrile disease, diarrhea or emesis, postmortem injection of embalming solution or through absorption of the air).
A protein whose structure has been changed by physical or chemical agents.
An expression of the definition of mammals. The number of teeth are given in form of a fraction, with the number of upper teeth over the number or lower teeth. Using I for incisor, C for canine, B for bicuspid, PM for premolar, and M for molar, the dental formula of man is:
2-2 1-1 2-2 3-3 = 32
2-2 1-1 2-2 3-3
i c b or m pm
Oblique insertion of the teeth.
Dental prognathism (buck teeth)
One of several methods used for mouth closure.
Chemicals having the capability of displacing an unpleasant odor or of altering an unpleasant oder so that it is converted to a more pleasant one.
Deodorant/Masking Agents/Perfuming Agents
The deep later of skin under the epidermis.
Derma (Dermis, skin, corium, true skin)
General inflammation of the skin.
A disease or disorder of the skin.
Rendered throughly dry, exhausted of moisture.
Areas of embalmed tissue where excessive dehydration has occurred.
Sloughing off of the epidermis, wherein there is a separation of the epidermis from the underlying dermis formally referred to as skin slip.
Desquamation (skin slip)
A variation from the common or established.
A vascular incision made on vessels by cutting in an oblique or slanting direction.
The condition of the heart being enlarged, occurring normally, artificially, or as a result of disease.
Separation of substances in solution by the difference in their rates of diffusion though a semipermeable membrane.
Dialysis (Selective diffusion)
Relaxation phase of the heart action, or beat.
The difference between potential and actual pressure.
The movement of molecules or other particles in solution from an area of greater concentration to an area of lesser concentration until uniform concentration is reached.
Passage of some components of the injected embalming solution from an intravascular to extravascular location; movements of he embalming solutions from the capillaries into the interstitial fluids.
Anatomical term describing fingers and toes; the thumb is #1 for each hand and the large toe is #1 for each foot.
Substance thinned or reduced in concentration; a cosmetic lessened in brillance.
An acute infectious disease characterized by the formation of a false membrane on any mucous surface.
Disjoining of bones.
Unchecked putrefaction eventually results in a complete breakdown and disappearance of all bodily structures, especially the bones.
Any abnormal color in or upon the human body.
Any deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of a body part, organ, or system.
Act of cutting apart, distend. To expand or swell.
An agent, usually chemical, applied to inanimate objects/surfaces to destroy disease causing microbial agents, but usually not bacterial spores.
The destruction and/or inhibition of most pathogenic organisms and their products in or on the body.
State of stretching out of becoming inflated.
The movement of embalming solutions from the point of injection throughout the arterial system and into the capillaries.
A state of being twisted or pushed out of natural shape or position.
Posterior, toward the back; opposite of anterior.
A wooden or metal rod used as an armature.
Tubular instrument of varying diameter and shape, preferably with a plunger, that is inserted into a vein to aid in drainage of blood and to restrict the exit of vascular embalming solution.
Discharge or withdrawal of blood, interstitial fluid and embalming fluids from the body during vascular embalming. Usually removed through a vein of the body.
An embalming instrument which allows the removal or blood from the body without using the conventional drain tube.
OSHA required safety device for a release of copious amount of water in a short time.
Preparation room equipment which is specifically designed for the dressing of the deceased.
Antemortem discolorations resulting from the administration of drug or chemotherapeutic agents.
Condition that results when the body part that dies had little blood and remains aseptic and occurs when the arteries but not the veins are obstructed.
Substances which will, upon being dissolved, impart a definite color to the embalming solution. Dyes are classified as to their capacity to permanently impart color to the tissue of the body onto which they are injected.
Dye (coloring agent)