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Conditions characterized by expressive concentrations of bilirubin in the skin and tissues and deposition of excessive bile pigment in the skin, cornea, body fluids, and mucous membranes with the resulting yellow appearance of the patient.

Jaundice (Icterus)

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A special vascular fluid with special bleaching and coloring qualities of use on bodies with jaundice; usually low formaldehyde content.

Jaundice Fluid

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Tubular instrument of varying diameter and shape, preferably with a plunger, that is inserted into the jugular vein to aid in drainage.

Jugular Drain Tube

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To cut or tear into irregular segments.

Lacerate

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Wound characterized by irregular tearing of tissue.

Laceration

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Oil from sheep wool.

Lanolin

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A fine growth of downy hair which is sometimes found on the face of a baby.

Lanugo

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Substance used to kill insect larvae.

Larvicide

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Away from the midline.

Lateral

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The amount of a poison (or radiation) that will kill 50% of the group to which it has been administered.

Lethal Dose 50% (LD50)

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A severe, often fatal bacterial disease characterized by pneumonia, dry cough and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms.

Legionnaires Disease

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Any change in structure produced during the course of disease or injury.

Lesion

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A chronic or acute disease of unregulated clonal proliferation of the stem cells of the blood forming tissues; resident cells eventually replaced by tumor cells.

Leukemia

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Increase in the number of leukocytes (above 10,000 per cumm) in the blood, generally caused by infection and usually transient.

Leukocytosis

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To tie off an artery and vein upon completion of embalming.

Ligate

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Threat, cord, or wired used for tying vessels, tissues, or bones.

Ligature

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An inexpert test for death in which a finger is ligated and if it becomes discolored, then life is present.

Ligature Test

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A line drawn or visualized on the surface of the skin to represent the approximate location of some deeper-lying structure.

Linear Guide

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Preparation room materials used on cases where the lips and/or eyelids are difficult to close properly.

Lip Sealer and Lip Cement

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Decomposition of fats.

Lipolysis

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Type of sealing compounds used to brush over incisions, cavities, raw surfaces and areas where any pinpoint leakage may occur.

Liquid Adhesive/Collodions/Solutions

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

Lividity/ Livor Mortis/ Cadaverielividity/ Postmortem Lividity

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A vascular incision that is made lengthwise on a vessel.

Longitudinal Incision

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A single, noose-like suture, not pulled taut before knotting, which stands from the skin and which anchors restorative materials.

Loop Stitch

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The cavity or opening of a vein, artery, or intestine. The farther away they are, the smeller the opening becomes.

Lumen

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Tuberculosis if the skin; patches ulcerate and leave scars on healing.

Lupus Vulgaris

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A specific antibody acting destructively upon cells and tissues.

Lysin

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Organelle that exists within a cell, but separate from the cell; contains hydrolytic enzymes that break down proteins and certain carbohydrates.

Lysosome

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In its broadest sense, refers to the moistening, and softening, of any tissue decomposing in a liquid medium.

Maceration

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An insect larva; especially flies.

Maggot

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