Flashcards in Vocabular T, U, V, W Deck (64)
A brown or black band of discolored sclera of the eye. Created by the postmortem drying of the sclera by the air.
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.
Chemicals which will affect adversely certain organs.
Target Organ Effects
The science of treating the body chemically so as to temporarily inhibit decomposition.
An agent which can cause non-inheritable mutations in offspring.
Institution of disinfection and decontamination measures after the preparation of the remains.
Any procedure used to prove a sign of death.
Tests of Death
Study of death
Destruction of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues; seared, charred.
Third Degree Burns
The property of certain cells of becoming fluid when shaken, and then becoming solid again.
Preparation room equipment used to pass a ligature underneath a raised vessel.
The formation or presence of an attached blood clot.
A buzzing or ringing in the ears.
A substance used to elevate sunken (emaciated) tissues to normal level by hypodermic injection.
A general term. The solidification of a solid into a gelatinous mass.
- Aggutination is a specific form of this.
Postmortem accumulation of gas in tissues or cavities brought about by an anaerobic gas forming bacillus.
- Clostridium perfringens
Threshold Limit Value
The yellowing/browning of the finger nails and fingers from excessive use of cigarettes, a surface discoloration.
Disinfection of the surface of the body or an object.
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)
The presence of toxins in the blood.
A poisonous substance of plant, animal, bacterial, or fungal origin.
An agonal or postmortem redistribution of host microflora on a host-wide basis.
The grafting of living tissue from its normal position to another site, or of an organ or tissue from one person to another.
Lying at right angles to the long axis of the body.
A vascular incision made at 90 degrees to the long axis of the vessel.
A vascular incision which is made by cutting a small triangular wedge from the wall of a vessel.
Triangular Incision (Wedge Incision)
Sharply pointed surgical instrument used in cavity embalming to aspirate the cavities and inject cavity fluid.
- May also be used for supplemental hypodermic embalming.
A plastic threaded screw like device for sealing punctures and small round trocar openings.