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An examination of the body after death usually with such dissection as will expose the vital organs for determining the cause of death.
Someone who studies poisonous substances and their effects on body parts
The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.
The location where a crime has been committed or any place that evidence relating to a crime may be found.
Crime Scene Sketch
A rough drawing used to document a crime scene
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Protective equipment that blocks exposure to hazardous material.
A research method in which an investigator manipulates one or more factors to observe the effect on some behavior or mental process
An educated prediction
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
A variable that does not change
The standard for comparison
How fast the body cools
The temperature of the surrounding environment
The application of science to law
5 Steps of Crime Scene Processing
interview, examine, photograph, sketch, and collect evidence
A questioning of a respondent to obtain desired information.
Collect things that relate to the crime scene that could help determine the cause of death or evidence on suspects
a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
A rough representation of the main features of an object or scene and often made as a study
Crime Scene Investigatior
Someone who researches and examines a crime scene to figure out the results of cause of death; suspects
Emergency medical technician that provides care in emergency situations
Career that directs first respondents to the scene of a crime or to the assistance of an individual in need of help
Blood Splatter Analyst
Can help determine the movements of victim and assailant; Uses this info to determine the estimated height the blood fell from or the possible murder weapon.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
A double-stranded, helical nucleic acid molecule capable of replicating and determining the inherited structure of a cell's proteins.
A building block of DNA, consisting of a five-carbon sugar bonded to a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group.
Two strands of nucleotides wound about each other; structure of DNA
A pattern, plan, representation, or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept
A long molecule consisting of many similar or identical monomers linked together.
A simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
the sugar in DNA that is bonded to both a phosphate group and a nitrogenous base
a nitrogenous base that has a double-ring structure; one of the two general categories of nitrogenous bases found in DNA and RNA; either adenine or guanine
a nitrogenous base that has a single-ring structure; in DNA, either thymine or cytosine
Any of the pairs formed between complimentary bases in the two nucleotide chains of DNA, such as A-T and C-G (DNA); A-U and C-G (RNA)
Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine
The base that pairs with Thymine in DNA - prurine
The base that pairs with Cytosine in DNA - Pruine
The base that pairs with Guanine with DNA - Pryimidine
The base hat pairs with Adenine - Prymidine
The head of one strand is always against the tail of another
Attraction between a slightly positive hydrogen atom and a slightly negative atom
The biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein
threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
the process of separating DNA from the rest of the cell
Procedure used to separate and analyze DNA fragments by placing a mixture of DNA fragments at one end of a porous gel and applying an electrical voltage to the gel
Enzyme that cuts DNA at a specific sequence of nucleotides
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs)
the length of a restriction fragment, A DNA segment that results from the cutting of DNA by a restriction enzyme.
This career involves using restriction enzymes and performing gel electrophoresis
Human Body Systems
Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Lymphatic/Immune, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine
Cause of Death
The immediate results of someone's death
Manner of Death
How death occurred; 5 possibilities
a physician who performs autopsies, determines the cause and manner of death, and oversees death investigations
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Receives bodies of deceased patient; Helps place bodies in compartment trays; Confirms identification of bodies; Releases bodies as appropriate; May assist pathologist in performing autopsies
Forms the body's external covering; protects deeper tissue from injury; helps regulate body temperature - skin, hair, nails
Protects and supports body organs; provides a framework the muscles can use to cause movement; stores minerals - bones, joints
Moves the body and moves substances around the body; maintains posture; produces body heat - skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle
Responds to internal and external changes by activating appropriate response; process information - brain, spinal cord, sensory receptors, nerves
Pumps blood around body; transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and waste - heart, blood vessels (veins, arteries, and capillaries)
Assists with gas exchange with the external environment; keeps blood supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide - lungs, nasal cavity, trachea, bonchus
Lymphatic and Immune System
Filters fluid in the body; mounts the attack against foreign substances in the body - lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow
Breaks down food into its nutrient molecules; absorbs nutrients; rids the body of waste - oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver
Eliminates waste from the body; regulates water balance of the blood - kidney, bladder, ureter/ urethra
Secretes hormones that regulate process such as growth reproduction, and metabolism - adrenal gland, pituitary gland, ovary, testis
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