necrosis, death of tissues of part of the body usually due to deficient or absent blood supply
necrosis in a wound infected by an anaerobic gas forming bacillus, the most common etiologic agent being clostridium perfringens
extravascular movement of preservative fluids by gravitational force to the dependent areas of the body.
apparatus used to inject arterial fluid during the vascular (arterial) phase of the embalming process; relies on gravity to create the pressure required to deliver the fluid (.43 pounds of pressure per one foot of elevation).
instrument used to guide drainage tubes into veins
historical instrument resembling a large hypodermic syringe attached to a bottle apparatus; used to create either pressure for injection or vacuum for aspiration
water containing large amounts of mineral salts. the water (vehicle) to be used in mixing vascular embalming solutions should have mineral salts removed or sequestered.
chemical in powder form that has the ability to absorb and to disinfect. often used in cavity treatment of autopsied cases.
OSHA regulation that deals with identifying and limiting exposure to occupational hazards
hazard communication standard/rule
an agent or material exposing one to risk
piece of equipment used to maintain the head in the proper position during the embalming process
blood present in vomitus; vomiting of blood from the stomach
a swelling or mass of clotted blood confined to an organ or space caused by a ruptured blood vessel
the non protein portion of hemoglobin; the red pigment of the hemoglobin
the red respiratory portion of the red blood cells; iron containing pigment of red blood cells functioning to carry oxygen to the cells.
destruction of red blood cells that liberates hemoglobin
inflammation of the liver. it may be caused by a variety of agents, including viral infections, bacterial invasion, and physical or chemical agents. it is usually accompanied by fever, jaundice, and and enlarged liver.
a severe infectious blood borne virus
hepatitis B virus/HBV
an inflammatory skin disease marked by small vesicles in clusters, usually restricted to diseases caused by herpes virus
special vascular (arterial) fluid with a high HCHO content
high preservation Demand Fluids
a 5 percent sodium hypochlorite solution; twelve ounces of household bleach with 116 ounces of water yields one gallon of a 10% household bleach solution (5,000 ppm sodium hypochlorite)
a type of retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
human immunodeficiency virus/ HIV
body of a deceased person, including cremated remains
chemical that increases the ability of embalmed tissue to retain moisture
apparatus that is connected to the water supply; when the water is turned on a suction is developed and is used to aspirate the contents of the body's cavities
abnormal accumulation of fluids in a saclike structure, especially the scrotal sac
abnormal accumulation of cerebrospin al fluids in the ventricles of the brain
reaction in which water is one of the reactants and compounds are often broken down. in the hydrolysis of proteins, the addition of water accompanied by action of enzymes results in the breakdown of protein into amino acids
abnormal accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac
abnormal accumulation of fluid in the thoracic cavity
absorbing moisture rapidly
a solution having a greater concentration of dissolved solute than the solution to which it is compared
injection of embalming chemicals directly into the tissues through the use of a syringe and needle or a trocar
settling of blood and/or other fluids to dependent portions of the body
a solution having a lesser concentration of dissovled solute than the solution to which it is compared
absorption of the fluid portion of blood by the tissues after death resulting in postmortem edema
aclean cut made with a sharp instrument; in embalming, a cut made with a scalpel to raise arteries and veins
the strength of embalming fluids indicated by the number of grams of pure formaldehyde gas dissoved in 100ml of water. index usually refers to a percentage; an embalming fluid with anindex of 25 usually contains 25% formaldehyde gas
a child less than 1 year of age
disease caused by the growth of a pathogenic microorganism in the body
from a given reference toward the feet
anatomical structure forming the base of the femoral triangle; extends from the anterior superior iliac spine to the pubic tubercle
the act or instance of forcing a fluid into the vascular system or directly into tissues.
the amount of pressure produced by an injection device to overcome initial resistance within (intravascular) or on (extrvascular) the vascular system (arterial or venous)
the immediate stiffening of the muscles of a dead human body
instantaneous rigor mortis
between the cells of a structure
space between the ribs
method of drainage in which the drainage is stopped at interval while the injection continues