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postmortem

‘after death’, a term applied to the medical examination of a corpse with a view to determining the cause of death. Also known as an autopsy. See CORONER.
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Previous studies have shown evidence of extended RNA stability postmortem in other species; however, there are no reports on RNA stability in chicken skeletal muscle.
The time she spent unconscious in the baking heat may also have contributed to her death, the postmortem revealed.
Sudhir Gupta and his team had no pressure to change postmortem report," said Dr.
Police said that they were on its routine patrolling when see a body placed on Frontier Road, adding that they shifted the deceased to city morgue for postmortem.
PIMS Hospital's six-member medical board, which conducted the postmortem of Chaudhry Zulfiqar, comprised of Professor Tanvir Khaleeque, Drs.
Soon a packet of vermilion was brought from the market as the boy married his sister-in-law by applying vermilion on her hair as the dead body of his wife lay at the postmortem room of the hospital apparently as a witness.
The body was returned to his family following the conclusion of the postmortem.
Home Office pathologist, Dr Acland, who carried out the second postmortem examination, concluded some of the injuries were consistent with a heavy fall but said there was no convincing evidence of a direct assault, although it could not be discounted.
A pathologist who conducted Woolmer's postmortem initially ruled the cause of his death was "inconclusive" but four days later announced he died due to strangulation.
A Durham Police spokesman said the death had initially been treated as suspicious, but detectives had kept an open mind until the results of the postmortem.
The author spent three years shadowing examiners to understand how they probe questionable deaths, and Postmortem covers not just the physical but the legal, social and moral issues faced by the industry.
Investigators normally will find postmortem lividity, or blood pooling, on the portion of the body or head lying on the bottom after drowning.