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Algor mortis

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Algor mortis is the reduction in body temperature following death. This is generally a steady decline until matching ambient temperature, although external factors can have a significant influence.

  • also known as 尸冷

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Google previewAtlas of Forensic Pathology (2011)

For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators by Joseph A. Prahlow, Roger W. Byard

Algor mortis refers to the postmortem cooling of a body that takes place after death. As the body temperature is equilibrating with the environmental temperature this usually involves cooling, but it can occasionally result in warming of a body in ...

Google previewPalliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (2014)

Quality Care to the End of Life by Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN, Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN

The body begins to cool and this fall in body temperature after death is called algor mortis (Kastenbaum & Kastenbaum, 1989; ...

Google previewCriminal Investigation (2016)

by Kären M. Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, Henry Lim Cho

algor mortis refers to the postmortem cooling process of the body and can be extremely helpful in homicide investigations.

Google previewA Survey of the Forensic Sciences (2011)

by Randall Skelton

Algor mortis refers to change in body temperature after death. Upon death the body begins to cool from its normal approximately 37 degrees Celsius to room temperature. Traditionally, the rate of cooling has been said to be about 1.5 degrees ...

Google previewForensic Pathology (2005)

Principles and Practice by David Dolinak, Evan Matshes, Emma O. Lew

Algor mortis Traditionally, algor mortis refers to the cooling of ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science (2009)

by Suzanne Bell

algor mortis is classified as a polysaccharide, or long- chained sugar polymer. age-at-death estimation Determine of the approximate age of a deceased person . The three common methods of determining the age are based on skeletal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2004)

by Larry E Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorothy M Schulz, M. R. Haberfeld

postmortem interval and should be assessed at the death scene and recorded: Rigor mortis: the stiffening of the body muscles Livor mortis: the settling of the red blood cells Algor mortis: the postmortem cooling of the body Additional factors ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Forensic Science (2012)

by Suzanne Bell

Techniques and processes used to estimate PMI include *algor mortis (rate of cooling), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law and Society (2007)

American and Global Perspectives by David S. Clark

body cooling (algor mortis), and body bluishness (livor mortis), are at once obvious to the medical examiner. These facts can help to ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature and accompanying loss of skin elasticity that occur after death. Also called death chill. algospasm ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature and accompanying loss of skin elasticity that occur after death. algospasm /al'g6spaz'9m/, an acute, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature and accompanying loss of skin elasticity that occur after death. Also called death chill. algospasm /al′′gōspaz′əm/, an acute, painful spasm of the muscles. Now called ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature and accompanying loss of skin elasticity that occur after death. Also called death chill. algospasm /al′′gōspaz′əm/, an acute, painful spasm of the muscles. Now called ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

algor mortis (al' gor” ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

algor mortis Pathology, the cooling of the body after death.

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