Manner Of Death - Madeira City Schools

Introduction to Pathology
and
Manner Of Death
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Autolysis – when a cell starts to
breakdown (cell membrane dissolves,
enzymes and other cell contents spill out
and digest surrounding tissues)
Autolysis
A forensic pathologist conducts an
autopsy to determine the manner, cause,
and mechanism of death.
 Dr. G Medical Examiner
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Autopsy
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Natural Death
Accidental Death
Suicidal Death
Homicidal Death
Undetermined
Manner Of Death
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A man with a heart condition is attacked
and dies from a heart attack during the
assault. Is the manner of death accident
or homicide?
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An elderly woman dies after being kept
from receiving proper health care by her
son. Is the manner of death natural or
homicide?
In both cases it is Homicide
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