postmortem examination

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

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Dr Attique said the postmortem examination was performed the same day Zainab's body was recovered and an initial examination suggested she may have been dead for two to three days.
A "medicolegal" postmortem examination is performed when ordered by a legal authority responsible for the investigation of sudden, suspicious, obscure, unnatural, litigious, or criminal deaths.
A postmortem examination found the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.
It was brought ashore at Hoylake and later moved to Liverpool where a postmortem examination will be carried out.
But now West Mercia Police have confirmed they are no longer treating her death as suspicious following postmortem examination results.
AN ELDERLY couple who were found dead at their home this week died of natural causes, a postmortem examination has concluded.
Police took the body into custody and shifted it to a mortuary for a postmortem examination.
The bodies were shifted to ASH for postmortem examination.
The body was sent to AIIMS for postmortem examination.
Police are treating the 34-year-old's death as murder following a postmortem examination.
Postmortem examination revealed milky white kidneys, white crystalline deposits in the pericardial sack, and white crystals in one intertarsal joint.
A postmortem examination carried out on August 25 failed to establish a cause of death and investigations are continuing, the court heard.
9%) included material discussing the postmortem examination in courses discussing end-of-life issues.
A postmortem examination revealed Ms Green, 53, died as a result of stab wounds to the chest.
Results of a postmortem examination carried out on Friday proved inconclusive and forensic tests are going on to establish the cause of death.