Relaxation phase of the heart action, or beat.
Decomposition of proteins by enzymes or aerobic bacteria.
A specific antibody acting destructively upon cells and tissues.
Antemortem and/or postmortem settling of blood and/or other fluids to dependent portions of the body.
Positive intravascular pressure causing passage of embalming solution through the capillary causing passage of embalming fluid from an intravascular to a wall to diffuse with the interstitial fluids; extravascular position.
A kind of ignis fatuus (glow) supposed to forbode death.
To force a fluid though (an organ or tissue), especially by way of the blood vessels; injection during vascular (arterial) embalming.
A type of arterial fluid which contains inactive dyes that will not impart a color change upon the body tissues of the deceased.
Non-Cosmetic Fluid (Passive Dye)
A solution having a lesser concentration of dissolved solute than the solution to which it is compared.
A poisonous substance of plant, animal, bacterial or fungal origin.
Separation of compounds into simples substances by the action of microbial and/or autolytic enzymes.
An agent used to remove chemical constituents from municipal water supplies that could interfere with drainage and preservation.
Noise made by a moribund person caused by air passing through a residue of mucous in the trachea and posterior oral cavity.
Abnormal accumulation of fluids in tissue or body cavities.
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.
A chemical for purposes other than preservation and disinfection.
Organic compound found in plants and animals; can be broken down into amino acids.
A preparation aid used in mouth closure. It is inserted into a needle injector and forced into the mandible and maxilla.
An official of a local community who holds inquests concerning sudden, violent, and unexplained deaths.
Chemicals which kill or render incapible of reproducing disease causing microorganisms.
An amorphus, nonvolitile solid or soft side substance, a natural exudation from plants any of a class of solid or soft organic compounds of natural or synthetic origin.
Between the cells of a structure.
A mechanical device used to impel specially designed metal pins into bone.
The semi-convulsive twitches which often occur before 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.
As related to decomposition, the conversion of fatty tissues of the body into a soapy waxy substance called adipocere or grave wax.
(Process of Soap Formation)
The substance that is dissolved in a solution.
The non-protein portion of hemoglobin; the red pigment of the hemoglobin.
A solution having a greater concentration of dissolved soute than the solution to which it is compared.
Procedures that isolate or remove the bloodborne pathogen hazard from the workplace such as: sharps disposal contain, self sheathing needles.