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  1. Synonyms of autopsy 1 : an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease called also necropsy 2 : a critical examination, evaluation, or assessment of someone or something past autopsy transitive verb Synonyms necropsy postmortem postmortem examination

    • Why Is An Autopsy done?
    • Who Does The Autopsy?
    • How Is An Autopsy done?

    Autopsies may be done for several reasons, including the following: 1. When a suspicious or unexpected death occurs 2. When there's a public health concern, such as an outbreak with an undetermined cause 3. When no doctor knows the deceased well enough to state a cause of death and to sign the death certificate 4. When the doctor, the family or leg...

    Autopsies ordered by the state can be done by a county coroner, who is not necessarily a doctor. A medical examiner who does an autopsy is a doctor, usually a pathologist. Clinical autopsies are always done by a pathologist.

    Autopsy procedure begins with the general and ends with the specific: 1. First, a visual exam of the entire body is done, including the organs and internal structures. 2. Then, microscopic, chemical, and microbiological exams may be made of the organs, fluids, and tissues. 3. All organs removed for examination are weighed, and a section is preserve...

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  3. An autopsy, also known as a post-mortem examination, is a specialized surgical procedure used to determine the cause and manner of death. The cause of death is the medical reason explaining why a patient passed. The manner of death is the circumstances surrounding the death. Connecticut recognizes the following manners of death: natural ...

  4. An autopsy is a detailed dissection of a deceased person, done to determine why they died. If you and your family are dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one, you may find comfort in getting...

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