Cumulative Vocabulary

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agonal

period immediatley before somatic death

buffer

a chemicl which affects the stabilization of the acid-base pH balance within embalming solutions and in the embalmed tissues

anasarca

severe generalized edema

calvarium clamp

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

cavity embalming

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

2ppm/15min

STEL

pitting

edema is a condition in which interstitial spaces contain such excessive amounts of fluid that the skin remains depressed after palpation

coverall

plastic garment designed to cover the body from the chest down to the upper thigh

distribution

the movement of embalming solutions from the point of injection throughout the arterial system and into the capillaries

edema

abnormal accumulation of fluids in tissue or body cavities

ecchymosis

is the same as a bruise and technically is a swelling or mass of clotted blood confined to an organ or space caused by a ruptured blood vessel

gravity embalming

apparatus used to injuect arterial fluid during the vascular (arterial) phase of the embalming process; relies on gravity to create the pressure requird to deliver the fluid

hydroaspirator

a device which utilizes water pressure to create a vacuum typically used in aspiration of the body's cavities

hydrocele

is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the scrotum

ascites

is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal region

intradermal suture

is the type of suture used on tissue that will be exposed

hypotonic solution

embalming solution solution would be described as a strong solution

lipolysis

decomposition of fats

rate of flow

speed at which solution is injected; measured in ounces per minute

restrictive cervical

method of injection wherein both carotid arteried are raised

tissue gas

post mortem accumulatiom of gas in tissues or cavities brought about by an anaerobic gas forming bacillus ex: clostridum perfringens

surface tension reducers

are chemicals that reduces the molecular cohension of a liquid so it can flow through smaller apertures

Petechia

is a pinpoint hemorrage

Aspiration and Injection

two phases of cavity treatment

Purge

postmortem evacuation of any surface from an external orifice of the body a result of pressure

Carbon monoxide poisoning

creates a cherry-red discoloration

Addison's disease

creates a bronze discoloration

cranial

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of fluid

pediculicide

will destroy lice

hardening compound

1. Plaster of Paris
2. Alum
3. Perlite - wood powder (sawdust)
4. Clays - whiting
5. Pulverized styrofoam

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