Flashcards in Vocabulary (S's) Deck (68):
Decomposition of sugars.
A yellowish, sickly color of the complexion.
A process to promote and establish conditions which minimize or eliminate biohazards.
Process of soap formation; as related to decomposition, the conversion of fatty tissues of the body into a soapy waxy substance called adipocere or grave wax.
Bacteria that derive their nutrition from dead organic matter.
A two piece embalming instrument consisting of a handle and a blade used to make incisions and excisions.
Material used to provide a barrier or seal against any type of leakage of fluid or blood.
Those resulting in acute inflammation of the skin and blisters.
Second Degree Burn
Weakening of the embalming solution by the fluids in the body, both vascular and interstitial.
A condition, which occurs after rigor mortis has left the body where the muscles of the body return to a state of limpness and flaccidity.
That injection taking place after the initial, primary, or first injection.
Causing an allergic reaction after repeated exposure.
Pathologic state, resulting from the presence of microorganisms or their products in the blood or other tissues.
Condition characterized by the multiplication of bacteria in blood.
Vertical cartilage agent that can "fence off" or "tie up" metal ions so they cannot react with other chemicals.
Notched on the edge like a saw, as seen with forceps.
Hypodermic needles, suture needles, injector needles, scalpel blades, razor blades, pins and other items sharp enough to cause percutaneous injury, penetration of unbroken skin; may include other items normally not disposed of following use such as scissors, teeth, fingernails, and ribs.
OSHA required receptable for proper disposal of sharps.
Injection that results in the distribution of embalming fluid primarily to the body surface, with little preservation and disinfection of deeper tissues.
Legal limits established by OSHA to which workers can be exposed continuously for a short period of time without damage or injury exposures at the STEL should not be for more than 15 minutes and not repeated more than 4 time per work day.
Short Term Exposure Limit aka STEL
Procedure whereby the embalmer injects and drains from one site.
Single Point Injection
Manifestation of death in the body.
Sign of Death
Injection that involves use of both common carotid arteries, both axillary or subclavian arteries, and both femoral or internal iliac arteries.
Edema in the body appendages, trunk, and/or head as contrasted with edema of the body cavities.
Condition of decomposition wherein the epidermis begins to separate from the underlying dermal layer.
Skin-Skip aka Desquamation
A plastic or rubber garment which covers the arm to the area of the wrist to guard or protect against leakage.
An unstable salt usually produced in an aqueous solution and used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent.
Drug-induced edema wherein the excess fluid is located within the cell. Upon palpation, there is no noticeable depression.
The substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Liquid containing dissolved substance.
A liquid holding another substance in solution.
Death of the organism as a whole.
Somatic Death aka Functional Death
A preparation room instrument used for the application of wax to the lips of the deceased as well as smoothing out wax on visible areas of the body.
Spatula aka Regular
A multi-purpose embalming instrument commonly used for holding cotton swabs, wiping out and disinfecting the eyes, restoration treatment and closing the eyes.
Injection from one site and drainage for a separate site.
Abnormal contriction of a channel or orifice.
Oven or appliance for sterilizing; an autoclave that disinfects by steam under pressure at temperature above 100 degrees C.
Process that renders a substance free of all microorganisms.
Delicate instrument used to detect almost inaudible sounds produced in the body.
Death at birth; a product of of conception either expelled or extracted dead.
A plastic garment covering the entire foot and to the hip to prevent leakage and odor.
An embalming instrument commonly used on arterial tubes to stop the flow of fluid.
A microbe that can only live in the presence of free oxygen.
Strict Aerobe aka Obligate Aerobe
A microbe that can only survive in the absence of free oxygen.
Strict Anaerobe aka Obligate Anaerobe
Situated or occurring beneath the skin.
Distension of the tissues beneath the skin by gas or air; an antemortem condition brought about by a surgical procedure or trauma.
A physical change of state during which a substance changes directly from a solid to a gas.
Toward the surface.
Anatomically towards the head.
Fluid injected for purposed other than preservation and DISINFECTION.
An incision on the surface of the skin to raise the common carotid arteries. It is made along the superior border of the medial one third of the clavicle.
Cloth, wet or dry, folded and applied firmly to a body part.
The direct contact of body tissues with embalming chemicals.
Dehydration of the dead human body due to the movement of air over the body itself.
Surface Evaporation aka Air Swipe
A discoloration due to the deposit of matter on the skin surface. These discolorations may occur antemortem, during, or after embalming of the body; adhesive tape, ink, iodine, paint, tobacco stains.
The force that acts on the surface of a liquid and tends to minimize surface area.
An absorbent material, compress, saturated with an embalming chemical and placed in direct contract with the tissue.
Chemical that reduces the molecular cohesion of a liquid so it can flow through smaller apertures.
Surfactant aka Surface Tension Reducer aka Wetting Agent aka Penetrating Agent aka Surface-Active Agent
Temporary condition of apparent death.
Act of sewing.
Suture aka Completed Stitch
Preparation room instruments which are used to close cuts and incisions by suturing with ligature.
Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts that are on opposite sides of the face.
Death brought about by a cessation of cardiac activity, or failure of heart action, one or three modes of death as descried by Bichat.
Drawing together, or a contraction, of gels which results in the giving off of water.
Set of signs and symptoms associated with a particular disease (example: Down's Syndrome).
Effect occurring at sites remote from the route of entry.