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Algor mortis


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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Algor mortis (synonym: postmortem cooling) is the normal cooling of a body after death as the result of equilibration of the body with the ambient (environmental) temperature. The normal rectal temperature in life is 36.9 °C (range 34.2–37.6 ...

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 Enforcement (2005)

by Larry E. Sullivan

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 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 previewThe Students' Dictionary of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1896)

Comprising the Pronunciation, Derivation, and Full Explanation of Medical Terms, Together with Much Collateral Descriptive Matter, Numerous Tables, Etc. ... by Alexander Duane

Algor mortis. [L.] The coldness of a dead body. Allyl trlbromide. Tribromhydrin. Almond. A. mixture now called A. emulsion (Emul'sum amygdala; U. S. Ph.). Spirit of bitter a. (Spir'itus amygdalae amarce U. 8. Ph.) contains 1 per cent, of oil of ...

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 ...

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