Embalming I text 2
|Death||Irreversible cessation of ALL vital functions.|
|Death Rattle||Sound made by a moribund person caused by air passing through a residue of mucous in the trachea and posterior oral cavity.|
|Death Struggle||The semi-convulsive twitches which ofter occur before death.|
|Apparent Death||Condition in which the manifestation of life are feebly maintained.|
|Human Remains||Body of a deceased person, including cremated remains.|
|Cremated Remains||Those elements remaining after the cremation of a dead human body. (Cremains)|
|Cadaver|| Dead human body used for medical purposes|
*most medical schools keep cadavers for a minimum of 2 years.
|Thanatology||The study of death.|
|Somatic Death||Death of an organism as a whole; Failure of one of three organs: Heart, Brain and/or Lungs.|
|Post-Mortem Cellular Death||Death of the individual cells of the body; Death of individual cells will occur AFTER somatic death.|
|Factors Influencing Postmortem Cellular Death|| a) cause of death. i.e.: gangrene|
b) environmental condition. i.e.: extreme cold or heat.
c) condition of body itself. i.e.: large muscles, anorexia
d) medication proceeding death.
|Anti-mortem Cellular death example||Necrosis such as in a Decubitus Ulcer (bedsore) or gangrene|
|Decomposition|| The separation of compounds into simpler substances by the action of microbial and/or autolytic enzymes. |
*considered the most reliable sign of death
|Cessation of Circulation & Respiration||not breathing|
|Algor Mortis||Postmortem cooling of the body to the temperature of the environment surrounding it.|
|Liver Mortis (Cadaveric Lividity)|| The postmortem, intravascular, red-blue discoloration resulting from the hypostasis of blood.|
*can be removed with normal arterial injection & venous drainage.
|Intravascular||Within the vessels.|
|Hypostasis||The setteling of the blood.|
|Rigor Mortis||The postmortem temporary stiffening of the body muscles due to natural chemical body processes.|
|Complete Muscular Relaxation||At death, the muscles do not function; One of the first muscles to relax are the sphincter muscles.|
|Changes of the eye||Clouding of the cornea & loss of luster; Flattening of the eyeball; Pupil dose not respond to light.|
|Tests for Death||Any procedure used to prove a sign of death.|
|Stethoscope||A medical instrument for listening to the almost inaudible sounds generated inside the body.|
|Ophthalmoscope||Medical instrument for examining the retina of the eye and explore blood circulation.|
|Encephalogram||A graphical record of electrical activity of the brain.|
|oxygen starvation||Final cause of cellular death.|