Forensic Medicine Chap 7: POST-MORTEM CHANGES

Syllabus:
[6]. Changes after death:
a] Cooling of body, Lividity, Rigor mortis, cadaveric spasm, cold stiffening and heat stiffening.
b] Putrefaction, mummification, adipocere & maceration.
c] Estimation of time of death.
d] Embalming
[10] e. Obscure autopsy


Questions:
Long essays:
1. Define death. Enumerate and explain early changes after death. [OS Mar 99]
2. What is time since death? What is its significance? Mention the various factors that help in establishing the time since death. [RS Apr 01]

Short essays:
1. What is Suspended animation? What is its significance? Mention three conditions where it is seen. [RS Apr 02]
2. What is suspended animation? What is its importance? Mention three conditions in which it is seen. [OS Nov 01]
3. Algor mortis. [RS Mar 03]
4. Post mortem cooling. [OS May 00]
5. Post mortem staining. [OS Apr 02]
6. Rigor mortis. [RS Mar 05], [RS Sept 02], [RS May 00]
7. Cadaveric Spasm. [OS May 00]
8. Mummification. [OS May 00]
9. Entomology of the cadaver and its significance. [RS Dec 04]
10. Obscure autopsy [RS Nov 01]

Short answers:
1.’ Suspended animation’ [RS Mar 03]
2. Eye Changes after death. [RS Apr 02], [OS Apr 01]
3. Conditions simulating Rigor Mortis. [RS Sept 02]
4. Postmortem caloricity. [RS May 00]
5. Cadaveric spasm. [RS Mar 06], [OS Sept 02]
6. Foamy liver [RS Dec 04]
7. Mummification [RS Mar 04]
8. Methods of preservation of a dead body. [RS Apr 01]
9. Cadaveric entomology [RS Mar 04]
10. Obscure autopsy [RS Sept 02]

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  1. 5, September , 2006 at 4:09 pm

    [...] FORENSIC MEDICINE: Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION Chapter 2: LEGAL PROCEDURE Chapter 3: MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS Chapter 4: IDENTIFICATION Chapter 5: MEDICOLEGAL AUTOPSIES Chapter 6: DEATH & ITS CAUSE Chapter 7: POST-MORTEM CHANGES Chapter 8: MECHANICAL INJURIES Chapter 9: REGIONAL INJURIES Chapter 10: MEDICO LEGAL ASPECTS OF WOUNDS Chapter 11: ANAESTHETIC AND OPERATIONAL DEATHS Chapter 12: THERMAL DEATHS Chapter 13: STARVATION Chapter 14: MECHANICAL ASPHYXIA Chapter 15: IMPOTENCE AND STERILITY Chapter 16: VIRGINITY, PREGNANCY & DELIVERY Chapter 17: SEXUAL OFFENSES Chapter 18: ABORTION Chapter 19: INFANT DEATHS Chapter 20: BLOOD STAINS Chapter 21:FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY  (SOLVED WITH ANSWERS) Chapter 22: ARTIFACTS Chapter 23: FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY [...]


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