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General deterioration of the body; a state of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting. It may occur in many chronic diseases as certain malignancies and advanced pulmonary tuberculosis.

Cachexia (wasting syndrome)

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Dead human body used for medical purposes: including transplantation, anatomical dissection, and study.

Cadaver

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A cancer-causing chemical or material.

Carcinogen

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A disease with a more or less slow onset and long duration.

Chronic

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Postmortem, intravascular, red-blue discoloration resulting from hypostasis of blood. Can usually be cleared via arterial injection and drainage.

Cadaveric Lividity

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A prolongation of the last violent contraction of the muscles into the rigidity of death.

Cadaveric spasm (instantaneous rigor mortis)

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The dome-like superior portion of the cranium; that portion removed during cranial autopsy.

Calvarium

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A device used as a means of fastening the calvarium after a cranial autopsy.

Calvarium Clamp

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Special needles which are used to anchor the calvaria securely in the head of autopsied cases and is applied with a needle injector.

Calvarium Needles

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Formation of new channels in a tissue.

Canalization

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Any malignant neoplasm marked by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.

Cancer

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A tube used to inject embalming fluid into the body vascular system.

Cannula (arterial tube)

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Minute blood vessels, the walls of which comprise a single layer or endothelial cells. Capillaries connect the smallest arteries (arteriole) with the smallest veins (Venule) and are where pressure filtration occurs.

Capillaries

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Ability of substances to diffuse through capillary walls into the tissue spaces.

Capillary Permeability

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Plastic protective garment designed to cover the legs, buttocks, and abdomen. A combination of pants and stockings.

Capri Garment

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A compound of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen; sugars, starches, and glycogen.

Carbohydrate

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An antiseptic/disinfectant employed to dry moist tissue and to bleach.

Carbolic acid (Phenol)

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Circumscribed inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues that ends in suppuration and is accompanied by systemic symptoms, such as fever and leukocytosis; Several communicating boils of the skin and subcutaneous tissues with the production and discharge of pus and dead tissue.

Carbuncle

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A cancer-causing chemical or material.

Carcinogen

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A specialized type of dense connective tissue; attached to the ends of bones and forming parts of structures, such as the nasal septum and the framework of the ear.

Cartilage

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The total sum of those considerations given the case at hand, beginning before the embalming procedure is begun and continuing throughout the operation.

Case Analysis

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A condition in which the vital signs of life are feebly maintained and there is a waxy rigidity of the body.

Catalepsy

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A chemical capable of drying tissues by searing; caustic.

Cauterizing agent

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The formation of cavities in an organ or tissue; frequently seen in some forms of tuberculosis.

Cavitation

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A hallow place or area.

Cavity

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Direct treatment, other than vascular (arterial) injection, of the contents of the body cavities and the lumina of the hollow viscera; usually accompanied by aspiration and injection.

Cavity Embalming (Cavity treatment)

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Embalming chemicals which are injected into the cavities of the body following the aspiration in cavity embalming. Cavity fluid can also be used as the chemical in hypodermic and surface embalming.

Cavity Fluid

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An embalming instrument which is connected to a bottle of cavity fluid to aid in injecting the cavity fluid into the various cavities of the body.

Cavity Injector

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Death of the individual cells of the body.

Cellular Death

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Ascending and/or arch of the aorta.

Center of Fluid Distribution

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