post-mortem examination


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Synonyms for post-mortem examination

an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

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Ahead of the post-mortem examination, police in Spain said "everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes".
A force spokesman said: "The man's next of kin are still in the process of being traced and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the cause of his death.
During the post-mortem examination, Dr Cary and his colleagues wore two white safety suits, protective gloves taped at the sleeves and specialised hoods, into which air was piped through a filter.
Later, Mohammad Abu Khdair's father, Hussain Abu Khdair, said he had been told a post-mortem examination was still taking place.
Summary: A post-mortem examination on Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said.
A post-mortem examination was carried out earlier today on 67-year-old Russian national Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at a residential property in Mill Lane, Ascot, on Saturday," said a Thames Valley Police statement.
The death of the man is not believed to be suspicious and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place on Thursday.
Details of a post-mortem examination have not yet been released.
A PATHOLOGIST was struck off yesterday after he botched the post-mortem examination of the body of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson who died during the G20 riots.
THE pathologist who botched the post-mortem examination on newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson who died in the G20 riots has been banned from working as a doctor.
Dr Patel, who performed the first post-mortem examination, concluded that he had coronary artery disease and could have died at any time.
A senior police official said that the cause of death would be known once the post-mortem examination reports arrive.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out but proved inconclusive.
Sheriff's homicide investigators have placed a security hold on information related to the post-mortem examination, officials said.
Ms Stevens, of Dumfries, says she agreed to a post-mortem examination after a friend was told it would help other babies born with the same problem.