Flashcards in Vocabulary F, G Deck (44):
Expression or appearance of the facial features after death. The look of death.
A microorganism that prefers an environment devoid of oxygen but has adapted so that it can live and grow in the presence of oxygen.
An organism that prefers an oxygen environment but is capable of living and growing in its absence.
Organic compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; chemically, a triglyceride ester, composed of glycerol and fatty acids.
A product of decomposition of fats.
Characterized by a high fever, causing dehydration of the body.
Agency of federal government created in 1914 to promote free and fair competition by prevention of trade restraints, price fixing, false advertising and other unfair methods of competition.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Bacterial decomposition of carbohydrates.
Lesions of mucous membrane of the lip or mouth usually caused by Herpes Simplex type 1.
Removal of particles (liquid or solid) from a solution, as it passes through a membrane or other partial barrier.
Rigidity of tissue due to chemical reaction.
An injury caused by heat which produces redness of the skin.
First Degree Burn (hyperemia)
The act of making tissue rigid. The solidification of a compound.
An agent employed in the preparation of tissues for the purpose of maintaining the existing form of the structure. Many agents are used, the most important one being formalin.
A dead human body, in a body of water, which has generated sufficient decomposition asses to float to the surface of the water (face down).
A supplemental piece of equipment attached to the embalming machine which measures the flow of fluids in both gallons per hour and ounce per minute.
The movement of the arterial solution through the capillaries into the intercellular spaces, from an intravascular to the extravascular position.
The movement of the arterial solution from the point of injection though the blood vascular system.
A common dye which is used to test for blood circulation.
Intravascular blood discoloration that occurs when arterial solution enters an area (such as the face), but due to blockage, blood and embalming solution are unable to drain from the area.
An opening in the occipital bone through which the spinal cord passes from the brain.
The amount of formaldehyde necessary to overcome any nitrogen residue and cause the body proteins to become coagulated.
Colorless, strong-smelling gas that when used in solution is a powerful preservative and disinfectant; a potential occupational carcinogen.
Formaldehyde (HCHO, CH2O)
Grey discoloration of the body caused by the reaction of formaldehyde from the embalming process with hemoglobin to form methyl hemoglobin.
OSHA regulation limiting the amount of occupation exposure to formaldehyde gas.
A mixture of formaldehyde gas dissolved in water with 40% by volume and 37% by weight and contains 7% methyl alcohol to prevent polymerization.
Total evacuation (absence) of tissue.
Fourth Degree Burn
The vertical restraining fold of mucous membrane on the midline of the inside of each lip with the gum.
An abscess or pyogenic infection of a sweat gland or hair follicle.
A process in which a gaseous agent is used to destroy rodents or insects, which act as disease carriers.
Death of an organism as a whole.
Functional Death (somatic death)
Chemical agents capable of destroying, and/or inhibiting the growth of saprophytic or pathogenic fungi, including molds.
An influential person in medical embalming who was the first to make embalming available to the public and who also wrote the first embalming text (first printing in french) (French).
Gannal, Jean (1791-1882)
Necrosis, death of tissues of part of the body usually due to deficient or absent blood supply.
Condition that results when the body part that dies had little blood and remains aseptic; the arteries but not the veins are obstructed.
Necrotic tissue that is wet a a result of inadequate venous drainage; by be accompanied by bacterial infection.
Moist (wet) Gangrene
Antemortem necrosis in a wound infected by an anaerobic gas forming bacillus, the most common etiologic agent being Clostridium perfringens.
Chemicals which kill or render incapable of reproducing disease causing microorganisms.
Rubber stopper containing two tubes, one to create a vacuum or pressure and the other to deliver fluid or achieve aspiration; possibly used in conjunction with a hand pump.
Soft whitish crumbly or greasy material that forms upon the postmortem hydrolysis and hydrogenation of body fats.
Grave wax (adipocere)
Extravascular movement of preservative fluids by gravitational force to the dependent areas of the body.
Apparatus used to inject arterial fluid during the vascular (arterial) phase of the embalming process; relies on gravity to create the pressure required to deliver the fluid (.43 pounds of pressure per one foot of elevation).
A method of creating injection pressure which consists of a gravity bottle with tubing attached, that is suspended at a desired distance about the point of injection.
Gravity Percolator/Gravity Bottle