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A brown or black band of discolored sclera of the eye. Created by the postmortem drying of the sclera by the air.

Tache Noire

2

Minute petechial hemorrhages caused by the rupture of minute vessels as blood settles into the dependent areas of organs and tissues; it is accompanied by livor mortis. A postmortem, extravascular blood discoloration.
- Most common in asphyxial or slow deaths.

Tardieu Spots

3

Chemicals which will affect adversely certain organs.

Target Organ Effects

4

The science of treating the body chemically so as to temporarily inhibit decomposition.

Temporary Preservation

5

An agent which can cause non-inheritable mutations in offspring.

Teratogen

6

Institution of disinfection and decontamination measures after the preparation of the remains.

Terminal Disinfection

7

Any procedure used to prove a sign of death.

Tests of Death

8

Study of death

Thanatology

9

Destruction of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues; seared, charred.

Third Degree Burns

10

The property of certain cells of becoming fluid when shaken, and then becoming solid again.

Thixotropy

11

Preparation room equipment used to pass a ligature underneath a raised vessel.

Thread Passer

12

The formation or presence of an attached blood clot.

Thrombosis

13

A buzzing or ringing in the ears.

Tinnitus

14

A substance used to elevate sunken (emaciated) tissues to normal level by hypodermic injection.

Tissue Builder

15

A general term. The solidification of a solid into a gelatinous mass.
- Aggutination is a specific form of this.

Tissue Coagulation

16

Postmortem accumulation of gas in tissues or cavities brought about by an anaerobic gas forming bacillus.
- Clostridium perfringens

Tissue Gas

17

Threshold Limit Value

TLV

18

The yellowing/browning of the finger nails and fingers from excessive use of cigarettes, a surface discoloration.

Tobacco Tars

19

Disinfection of the surface of the body or an object.

Topical Disinfection

20

Blood clot which forms when the blood plasma passes through the capillary walls and leaves the blood cells behind.

Tough Dry Clots (White Fibrin Clot)

21

The presence of toxins in the blood.

Toxemia

22

A poisonous substance of plant, animal, bacterial, or fungal origin.

Toxin

23

An agonal or postmortem redistribution of host microflora on a host-wide basis.

Translocation

24

The grafting of living tissue from its normal position to another site, or of an organ or tissue from one person to another.

Transplantation

25

Lying at right angles to the long axis of the body.

Transverse

26

A vascular incision made at 90 degrees to the long axis of the vessel.

Transverse Incision

27

A vascular incision which is made by cutting a small triangular wedge from the wall of a vessel.

Triangular Incision (Wedge Incision)

28

Sharply pointed surgical instrument used in cavity embalming to aspirate the cavities and inject cavity fluid.
- May also be used for supplemental hypodermic embalming.

Trocar

29

A plastic threaded screw like device for sealing punctures and small round trocar openings.

Trocar Button

30

Preparation room equipment used to insert trocar buttons into trocar punctures created when the trocar is inserted into the body.

Trocar Button Applicator

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