Embalming chemicals which are injucted into the cavities of the body following the aspiration in cavity embalming. Cavity fluid can also be used as the chemical in hypodermic and surface embaling.
Death of the individual cells of the body.
Ascending and/or arch of the aorta
Center of Fluid Distibution
Right atrium of the heart.
Center of Venous Drainage
Embalming machine that uses electrical pump to create pressure either pulsating or non-pulsating.
Centrifugal Force Machine
A major agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, concerned with all phases of control of communicable, vector-borne, and occupational diseases.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention/CDCP (CDC)
Substances that bind metallic ions such as EDTA (Ethylenediamine-tetraceticacid) used as an anticoagulant in embalming solutions.
A change in the body's chemical compostion that occurs after death such as hemolysis.
Chemical Postmortem Change
The application of chemical reagents in the treatment of disease in human, causing an elevated preservation demand.
A phase of somatic death lasting from 5-6 minutes during which life may be resored.
Chemical and Physical agents that bring about coagulation.
The process of converting soluble protein to insoluble protien by heating or contact with a chemical such as an alcohol or an aldehyde. The solidification of a sol into a gelatinous mass. Agglutination is a specific form of coagulation.
A fluid used primarily to supplement and enhance the action of vascular (arterial) solutions.
The irreversiblecessation of brain brain activity and loss of consciousness; death beginning at the brain.
Disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly between individuals by an infectious agent.
Disinfection practices carried out during the embalming process.
Method of drainage in which drainage occurs continuously during vascular (arterial) drainage.
Rounded articular process on a bone.
Mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white portion of the eye.
Disease that may be transmitted between individuals, with reference to the organism that causes a disease.
The presence or the reasonably antcipated presence of blood or other potentially infectious materials on an item or surface.
Laundry which has been soiled with blood or other optentially infectious materials or may contain sharps.
Any contaminated object that can penetrate the skin including, but not limited to, needles, scalpels, broken glass, and exposed ends of wire.
Transparent part of the tunic of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light into the interior.
That portion of the cornea recovered for transplantation in situ.
Corneal Sclera Button
An official of a local community who holds inquests concerning sudden, violent, and unexplained deaths.
Having an abnormal amount of fat on the body.
Embalming fluid that contains dyes and coloring agents inteded to restore a more natural skin tone through the embalming process.
Dye that help to cover internal discoloration such as jundice.
Counter Staining Compound
Plastic garments designed to cover the body from the chest down to the upper thigh.
Method used to embalm the contents of the cranial through aspiration and injection of the cranial chamber by passage of a trocar through the cribiform plate.
Those elements remaining after cremation of a dead human body.
Crackling sensation produced when gases trapped is tissues are palpated, as in subcutaneous emphysema.
A disease of the central nervous system with unknown etiology, assumed to be a slow virus; because of unknown etiology, care givers using invasive procedures use extreme caution.
Thin, medial portion of the ethmond bone of the skull.
Irreversible cessation of all vital functions (Nonlegal Definition)
Noise made by a moribund person caused by air passing through a residue of mucous in the trachea and posterior oral cavity.
The semi-convulsive twitches which often occur before death.
Decomposition of protiens by enzymes of aerobic bacteria.
Separation of compounds into simpler substances by action of microbial and / or autolytic enzymes.
Loss of moisture from body tissue which may occur antemortem or postmortem (antemortem - febrile disease, diarrhea or emesis; postmortem - injection of embalming solution or through absorption by the air)
A protein whose structure has been changed by physical or chemical agents.
Process of drying out.
Sloughing off of the epidermis, wherein there is a separation of the epidermis from the underlying dermis formally referred to as skin slip.
Seperation of substances in solution by the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable, membrane.
The difference between potential and actual pressure.