What is postmortem examination?

  • (noun): An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease.
    Synonyms: autopsy, necropsy, postmortem, PM

Some articles on postmortem examination, examination:

Signs Of Death - Causes - Autopsy
... An autopsy, also known as a postmortem examination or an obduction, is a medical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a human corpse ... Autopsies can be further classified into cases where external examination suffices, and those where the body is dissected and an internal examination is conducted ... A "necropsy" is an older term for a postmortem examination, unregulated, and not always a medical procedure ...

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