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The supervisor, in an institution licensed to use radionuclides, that has the responsibility to establish procedures and make recommendations in the use of all radioactive matter.

Radiation Protection Officer

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A chemical element that is similar in chemical properties to another element, but differs in atomic weight and electric charge and emits radiation.

Radioactive Isotope

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A chemical element that is similar in chemical properties to another element, but differs in atomic weight and electric charge and emits an atom that disintegrates by emission of electromagnetic radiation.

Radionuclide

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Speed at which solution is injected, measured in ounces per minute.

Rate of Flow

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A mark of desiccation.

Razor Burn (Razor Abrasion)

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Repeated aspiration of a cavity.

Reaspiration

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Substance that easily loses electrons and thereby causes other substances to be reduced; formaldehyde is a strong one of these.

Reducing Agent

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To lay at rest.

Repose

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An amorphous, nonvolatile solid or soft side substance, a natural exudation from plants any of a class of solid or soft organic compounds of natural or synthetic origin.

Resinous Substance

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Method of injection-drainage in which embalming solution is injected and then injection is stopped while drainage is open, which is a type of this.

Restricted Drainage (alternate drainage, Intermittent drainage)

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Treatment of the deceased in the attempt to recreate natural form and color.

Restoration

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Supplemental fluid, used with the regular arterial solution whose purpose is to retain body moisture and retard dehydration.

Restorative Fluid (Humectant)

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Method of injection wherein both common carotid arteries are raised.

Restricted Cervical Injection

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Inner lining of the eye that receives the images formed by the lens and transmits those images to the brain through the optic nerve.

Retina

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A general purpose embalming instrument which is primarily used to spread incisions and to afford more working room. It can also be used as an aid in eyecap insertion.

Retractor

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The right side of the heart seen as the center of drainage, used as a site of drainage via instruments from the right internal jugular vein.

Right Atrium

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Postmortem stiffening of the body muscles by natural body processes.

Rigor Mortis (Cadaveric rigidity)

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Preparation room equipment applied to the neck creating external pressure to reduce swelling of the neck.

Rubber Water Collar

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An influential person in medical embalming who is known as the "Father of Embalming" (Dutch).

Ruysch, Frederick (1665-1717)

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Decomposition of sugars.

Saccharolysis

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A yellowish, sickly color of the complexion.

Sallow

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A process to promote and establish conditions which minimize or eliminate biohazards.

Sanitation

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Process of soap formation, as related to decomposition, the conversion of fatty tissues of the body into a soapy, waxy substance called adipocere or grave wax.

Saponification

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Bacteria that derive their nutrition from dead organic matter.

Saprophytic Bacteria

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A two piece embalming instrument consisting of a handle and a blade used to make incisions and excisions.

Scalpel

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Material used to provide a barrier or seal against any type of leakage of fluid or blood.

Sealing Agents

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Those resulting in acute inflammation of the skin and blisters.

Second Degree Burn

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Weakening of the embalming solution by the fluids in the body, both vascular and interstitial.

Secondary Dilution

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A condition, which occurs after rigor mortis has left the body where the muscles of the body return to a state of limpness and flaccidity.

Secondary Flaccidity

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That injection taking place after the initial, primary, or first injection.

Secondary Injection

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