12 - Asphyxia Part1

12 - Asphyxia Part1 - A SPHYXI A Presented by Alia`a...

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ASPHYXI A Presented by: Alia`a Hassan
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Scope of chapter : 1 ( . 2 ( Preliminary s teps in the inves tigation . 3 ( General changes caus ed by as phyxia . 4 ( .
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As phyxia is a term which literally derives from a Greek word meaning “puls les s ” which is commonly unders tood to mean “lack of oxygen . - As phyxia caus es generalized hypoxia , which primairly affects the tis s ues and organs mos t s ens itive to hypoxia firs t, s uch as the brain ,hence res ulting in cerebral hypoxia & death .
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Preliminary steps in  investigation : A(Obtain detailed circums tantial information about activity of deceas ed when las t s een alive . B(Take photographs from multiple angles . C(Carefully document pos ition of ligature,knots and as s ociated objects .
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: 1 ( Good lighting is required . 2 ( A hand lens can be us eful . 3 ( To dis cover s eminal s tains , flures ce s urface s canning is us eful . 4 ( Collect fingernail clippings , s amples of pulled hair, & pres erve clothing . 5 ( Remove ligature and gags with knots . Photographs & meas urments of the marks caus ed by the ligatures s hould be taken. Examination for res idual fibers s hould be done . 6 ( Gravitational s eminal ves icle dis charge can occur after death and the pres ence of urethral dis charge is not an indication of antemortem s exual activity . 7
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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12 - Asphyxia Part1 - A SPHYXI A Presented by Alia`a...

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