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FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE LECTURE &LABORATORY (DASH 10): 1STYEAR SUMMER FINALAK 8 of 12Clinical Signs of DeathCessation of the apical pulse, respirations and blood pressure.1.Total lack of response to external stimuli.2.No muscular movement, especially breathing.3.No reflexes.4.Flat encephalogram for 24 hours.Cerebral DeathOccurs when the higher brain center, the cerebral cortex, isirreversibly destroyed.Brain death (also known as brain stem death) is when a personon an artificial life support machine no longer has any brainfunctions. This means they will not regain consciousness or beable to breathe without support.Body ChangesRigor MortisStiffening of the body that occurs about 2 to 4 hours afterdeath due to lack of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which isnot synthesized because of a lack of glycogen in the body.Starts in the involuntary muscles (heart, bladder, etc.) thenprogresses to head, neck, trunk and finally reaches theextremities.Leaves the body about 96 hours after death.Algor MortisGradual decrease of the body’s temperature after death.When blood circulation terminates and the hypothalamusceases to function, body temperature falls about 1 degree
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