CHE113PATHOLOGY7

CHE113PATHOLOGY7 - CHE113 Forensic Science Nicolas Canel...

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CHE113 Forensic Science Nicolas Canel Forensic Pathology ASPHYXIA AND STRANGULATION Insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching brain or essential organs of body Natural diseases can shut down respiratory Emphysema, pneumonia, flu, asthma, larynx disorders asphyxiate Causes of Asphyxiation: Drowning Smothering Strangulation: Homicidal, suicidal, accidental Homicidal strangulation done manually- brute force choking around neck Homicidal strangulation by ligature using rope, wire, or garrote Hanging victim dies from pressure of body weight or neck breaks DROWNING Results from inhalation of water causing choking Rapid formation of mucus in throat and windpipe “Foam cone” covers mouth and nostrils of drowned victims “Dry drowning” occurs from shock and enlargement of larynx. No fluids found in lungs or stomach Classic Drowning Stages: Surprise- person stunned and inhales water Holding breath- Person holds breath while struggling Pink foam- Inhales deeply and pink foam expelled Respiratory arrest- Thoracic movement and pupils dilate
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course CHE 113 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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