Flashcards in Vocabulary H, I Deck (100)
Equipment used to dry the hair of the deceased and is made specifically for mortuary use.
An incision on the surface of the skin used when raising the common carotid arteries. It is made from the center of one clavicle by a curve to the center of the other clavicle.
Half Moon Incision (semi-lunar incision)
Preparation room item used for scrubbing, cleaning, and disinfection purposes.
Historical instrument resembling a large hypodermic syringe attached to a bottle apparatus; used to create either pressure or injection or vacuum for aspiration.
Water containing large amounts of mineral salts. The water (vehicle) to be used in mixing vascular embalming solutions should have mineral salts removed or sequestered.
Chemical in powder form that has the ability to absorb and to disinfect. Often used in cavity treatment of autopsied bodies.
An influential person in medical embalming who translated Gannal's text into English and promoted embalming for sanitary purposes. (American)
Harlan, Richard (1796-1843)
An influential person in medical embalming who discovered the circulation of blood. (British)
Harvey, Dr. William (1578-1657)
OSHA regulation that deals with identifying and limiting exposure to occupational hazards.
Hazard Communication Standard/Rule
An agent or material exposing one to risk.
Piece of equipment used to maintain the head in the proper position during the embalming process.
A direct method of drain accompanied by inserting a trocar into the right atrium of the heart.
A more or less permanent coagulation and stiffening of tissues as a result of exposure to very high temperatures which are constantly above 120 degrees F.
Blood present in vomitus; vomiting blood from the stomach.
A swelling or mass of clotted blood confined to an organ or space caused by a ruptured blood vessel.
Discharge of red blood cells in urine.
The non protein portion of hemoglobin; the red pigment of the hemoglobin.
The red respiratory portion of red blood cells; iron containing pigment of red blood cells functioning to carry oxygen to cells.
Destruction of red blood cells that liberates hemoglobin.
Blood in sputum.
An embalming instrument used to clamp vessels.
Inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by a variety of agents, including viral infections, bacterial invasion, and physical or chemical agents. It is usually accompanied by fever, jaundice, and an enlarged liver.
Formally called infectious hepatitis. It is caused by the enterically transmitted (oral-fecal route).
Hepatitis A (HAV)
Severe infectious bloodborne virus.
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Spread by contaminated blood or body fluids.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
A bloodborne virus, it can only exist in combination with the hepatitis B virus. HBV vaccine will offer protection against HDV.
Hepatitis D Virus (HDV)
Transmitted by contaminated water and human waste.
Hepatitis E virus (HEY)
A bloodborne virus.
Hepatitis G Virus (HGV)
Airtight seal, associated with Ziegler cases or soldered containers.