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Nine region plan; by means of four imaginary planes, two of which are horizontal (indicated by lines drawn across the right and left 10' ribs and across the right and left anterior superior iliac spines) and two sagittal (indicated by lines drawn from mid point of inguinal ligament to nipples of the chest, right and left sides). Upper row right hypochondriac, epigastric, left hypochondriac. Middle row, right lateral, umbilical, left lateral. Lower row- right inguinal, pubic, left inguinal. Four region plan- by means of two imaginary planes, one horizontal and the other mid sagittal. Upper right quadrant, upper left quadrant, lower right quadrant, lower left quadrant.

Abdominal Anatomical Regions

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Antemortem injuries resulting from friction of the skin against a firm object resulting in the removal of the epidermis.

Abrasion

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A localized accumulation of pus.

Abscess

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The process of taking in, as in a colored object which absorbs certain rays of light and reflects other rays giving the object its recognizable color.
E.g., An apple is called red if the red rays are reflected and the other rays in the light are absorbed.

Absorption

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To touch or contact as with the tarsal please of the closed eyelids.

Abut

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Group of chemicals used in addition to vascular (arterial) and Cavity embalming fluids; includes but is not limited to hardening compounds, preservative powders, sealing agents, mold preventative agents, and pack application agents.

Accessory chemicals

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Dimethylketone; a colorless liquid which is used to soften and remove scabs; a solvent for restorative wax, or a stain remover.

Acetone

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Presents itself after birth.

Acquired

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A specific group of diseases or conditions which are indicative of severe immunosuppression related to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (MV); persons dead having had AIDS may exhibit conditions such as wasting syndrome, extra pulmonary tuberculosis, and Kaposi's sarcoma.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/ AIDS

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These levels are established to ensure adequate protection of employees at exposures below the OSHA limits, but to minimize the compliance burdens for employees have exposures below 8 hour permissible exposure limit (PEL). The AL for formaldehyde is .5 ppm.

Action Level/ AL-Exposures Limits

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Occurs when the arterial supply to an area of the body is increased.

Active Capillary Congestion

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Dyes which aid in restoring a life-like surface pigmentation to a body and all stain the body tissue cells.

Active Dyes/ Staining Dyes/ Cosmetic Dyes

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The pressure which is indicated by the injector gage needle when the arterial tube is open and the arterial solution is flowing into the body.

Actual Pressure

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A disease with a more or less rapid onset and short duration.

Acute

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Soft whitish crumbly or greasy material that forms upon the postmortem hydrolysis and hydrogenation of body fats.

Adipocere (Grave Wax)

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Disease resulting from a deficiency in the secretion of adrenocortical hormones, with "bronze" discoloration of the skin and electrolyte imbalances.

Addison's Disease

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Assimilation of gas, vapor, or dissolved matter by the surface of a solid or liquid.

Adsorption

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In the presence of free oxygen.

Aerobic

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Colloidal solution dispensed as a mist.

Aerosol

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To disperse as an aerosol; minute particles of blood and water become atomized and suspended in air when water under pressure meets the blood drainage or when flushing an uncovered flush sink.

Aerosolization

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Intravascular: the increase of viscosity of blood brought about by the clumping of particulate formed elements in the blood vessels which is a specific type of congealing.

Agglutination

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Decrease in body temperature immediately before death.

Agonal Algor

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A process which is the result of capillary permeability changes, where the bacteria from the intestinal area of the body migrate to the blood vascular system and is spread throughout the body.

Agonal Bacterial Migration

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In reference to blood, a change from a fluid into a thickened mass.

Agonal Coagulation

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The loss of moisture from the living body during the agonal state.

Agonal Dehydration

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Escape of blood serum from an intravascular to an extravascular location immediately before death.

Agonal Edema

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An outpouring of lymph into the peritoneal cavity.

Agonal Exudation

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Increase in body temperature immediately before death.

Agonal Fever

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An invagination of an upper segment of intestine within a lower segment.

Agonal Intussusception

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Period immediately before somatic death.

Agonal Period

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