postmortem


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postmortem

1. occurring after death
2. dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death

postmortem

[pōst′mȯrd·əm]
(computer science)
Any action taken after an operation is completed to help analyze that operation.
(medicine)
Occurring after death.
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Glycolysis in postmortem muscle is supposed to follow the same reactions as in living animals.
The 10-page postmortem concluded: "The most probable diagnosis of the cause of death, at this moment in time, pending lab results that have been requested, is: head injury, sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, as a result of a fall.
Hadders (2007) described postmortem care as complex, including more than attention to medical and legal issues.
Mr Yousif also stated that on January 18 the family's lawyer Nawaf Mohammed had requested a postmortem to be conducted and that the body of the deceased was under the family's care following that.
The first law governing postmortem right of publicity was passed in California in the early 1980s, but few other states have followed.
Rigor mortis, or postmortem rigidity, results from a chemical reaction that commences at death.
Nada mas lejos de la realidad la creencia de que los metodos diagnosticos modernos son tan precisos que la consulta postmortem nada puede mostrar que no haya sido identificado en vida del paciente.
Tina Raleigh, acting supervisor of the park, said county Department of Parks and Recreation officials decided against a postmortem examination, citing the expense and the length of time between the animal's death and its discovery.
This report is the first in which HMPV was the only pathogen identified from postmortem specimens from a patient with a fatal respiratory tract disease.
These guidelines have helped us and other physicians navigate the maze of medical, legal, and ethical issues involved in postmortem sperm retrieval.
For each child, data were recorded on demographics, the cause of death assigned by the ME, and the results of metabolic screening using tandem MS and dried postmortem blood samples [dagger], if available.
His mother Julie Wilkinson, 39, and father Nick Williams, 35, from Winsford, discovered in September 2001 that their baby's organs had been kept by Alder Hey after his postmortem examination.