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Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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21) If asbestos bodies cannot be detected by light microscopy in cases with a compelling exposure history, fiber analysis by electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis may help avoid false-negative diagnoses, and its use should be considered in these uncommon cases.
Asbestos bodies or fibers in the diagnosis of asbestosis.
Asbestos and Nonasbestos Fiber Concentrations (a) Detected in Asbestosis and Diffuse Pulmonary Fibrosis Cases Commercial Amphiboles (b) Commercial (Coated and Amphiboles (b) Noncommercial Cases Uncoated) (Uncoated) Amphiboles (c) Asbestosis <520-8 540 000 <660-7 800 000 <920-780 000 (median, 170 000) (median, 110 000) (median, <920) Diffuse pulmonary <330-39 000 <80-39 000 <100-14 000 fibrosis (median, <330) (median, <490) (median, 490) Asbestos Bodies (by Light Cases Chrysotile NAMF Microscopy) (d) Asbestosis <910-1 220 000 <490-240 000 230-1 600 000 (median, <910) (median, 2500) (median, 23 000) Diffuse pulmonary <690-26 000 <120-120 000 0-7700 fibrosis (median, <690) (median, 4400) (median, 16) Abbreviation: NAMF, nonasbestos mineral fibers.
Asbestos bodies are golden-brown, beaded, or dumbbell-shaped structures with a thin, translucent core (Figure 13, A through D).
In most cases, asbestos bodies are readily identified in hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections, and several can commonly be found in a 2- X 2-cm area of an iron-stained section.
2,5) Such cases generally exhibited small fibrotic lungs without honeycomb changes but with numerous asbestos bodies in histologic sections.
Cases have been reported in which asbestos bodies and a history of asbestos exposure are associated with a pattern of hypersensitivity pneumonia or organizing pneumonia, (109,110) but the causative role of asbestos in those cases is unproven.
101) However, the finding of asbestos bodies or asbestos fibers in bronchoalveolar lavage samples may also assist in the diagnosis of asbestosis when quantitative methods are employed (Figure 19, A and B).
113) The finding of asbestos bodies and the more diffuse nature of the fibrotic process distinguish asbestosis from mixed-dust pneumoconiosis.