Tissue that circulates through the vascular system and is composed of approximately 22% solids and 78% water.
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.
- .43lbs of pressure per one foot of elevation.
The amount of pressure produced by an injection device to overcome initial resistance within (intravascular) or on (extravascular) to vascular system (arterial or venous).
The passage of solvent from a solution of lesser to one of greater solute concentration when the two solutions are separated by a semipermeable membrane.
Osmosis (Hindered Diffusion)
Artery or arteries initially selected for use in the embalming procedure.
Primary Injection Site
Repeated aspiration of a cavity.
Procedure whereby the embalmer injects and rains from one site.
Single Point Injection (One Point Injection)
A device used in the mouth to shape the contour of the lips.
Method of injection wherein both common carotid arteries are raised.
Restricted Cervical Injection
Extravascular movement of preservative fluids by gravitational force to the dependent areas of the body.
A device used as means of fastening the calvarium after a cranial autopsy.
The action of a force against an opposing force ( a force applied or acting against resistance ).
A type of air pressure apparatus which is a fluid power driven maching working by the force of a moving liquid.
The consideration given to the dead body prior to, during, and after the emblaming procedure is completed; documentation is recommended.
Embalming Analysis (Case Analysis)
Preparation room equipment used to insert trocar buttons into torcar punctures created when the trocar is inserted into the body.
Trocar Button Applicator
A line drawn or visualized on the surface of the body or a prominent anatomic structure used to locate internal structures during cavity embalming, from a point of reference two inches to the left and two inches superior to the umbilicus.
The recovery of organs or tissues from a cadaver for transplantation purposes.
Preparation room equipment used to reduce neck swelling by variable air pressure.
The pressure exerted by the blood in the living body on the arterial wall measured in millimeters of mercury.
The pressure indicated by the injector gague needle when the injector motor is running and the arterial tubing is clamped off.
The vertical restraining fold of mucous membrane on the midline of the inside of each lip connecting the lip with the gum.
A self-contained, soft rubber and manual pump designed to create pressure to deliver fluid as it passes through one-way valves located when the bulb.
- It is used only to deliver fluids; it cannot be used for aspiration.
Vascular injection from two or more arteries.
Multiple-Site Injection (Multipoint Injection)
Method used to embalm the contents of the cranial cavity through aspiration and injection of the cranial chamber by passage of a trocar through the cribiform plate.
Vein or veins initially selected for use in the emblaming procedure.
Primary Drainage Site
The movement of the arterial solution through the capillaries into the intercellular spaces, from an intravascular to an extravascular position.
An emblaming instrument which permits embalming fluid to flow in two different directions simultaneously.
Embalming machine that uses an electrical pump to create pressure either pulsating or non-pulsating.
Centrifugal Force Machine (Modern Embalming Machine)
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.
The movement of embalming solutions from the point of injection throughout the arterial system and into the capillaries.
Distribution Solution (Distribution Fluid)