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30 terms

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
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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