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Vagal inhibition

Vagal inhibition is condition that causes sudden death to occur within seconds or a minute or two due to minor trauma or relatively simple and harmless peripheral stimulation. Pressure on the baroreceptors situated in the carotid sinuses, carotid sheaths, and the carotid body (located in the internal carotid artery just above …

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Somatic death

Somatic death is the complete and irreversible stoppage of the circulation, respiration and brain functions (Bishop’s tripod of life), but there is no legal definition of death. The question of death is important in resuscitation and organ transplantation. As long as circulation of oxygenated blood is maintained to the brain stem, …

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Brain stem death

Brain Stem  is where the cerebrum may be intact, though cut off functionally by the stem lesion. The loss of the vital centers that control respiration, and of the ascending reticular activating system that sustains consciousness, cause the victim to be irreversibly comatose and incapable of spontaneous breathing. This can …

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Forensic dentistry

Forensic dentistry deals with the science of dentistry to aid in the administration of justice, Dental identification depends mainly upon comparison between records of the missing persons and the findings in the bodies in relation to Restorative work, Unusual features and Comparison of ante-mortem with postmortem X-rays. The following particulars should …

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Body Scars in forensics

The scars are fibrous tissue covered by epithelium without hair follicles, sweat glands or pigment, produced from the healing of a wound. Injury to the dermis produces it, while superficial injuries involving only the epidermis do not produce a scar. They are permanent. Examination Good lighting is essential. The description …

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