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Synonyms for autopsy

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

perform an autopsy on a dead body

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8,9] Despite this report ironically seeming to provide further evidence of the FCA's having effected a decrease, the low number of firearm assaults and overall assault-related deaths is incongruous with other recently released data including police crime statistics, [10] a recent survey of injury mortality from postmortem investigations [11] and data provided by the National Department of Health (NDoH) in response to a question in the National Assembly.
A police spokesman said: "Following a postmortem investigation and other inquiries, police are now treating the deaths as suspicious and have launched a murder investigation.
It can only be applied to an infant whose death is sudden and unexpected, and remains unexplained after the performance of an adequate postmortem investigation including an autopsy, investigation of the scene and circumstances of the death, and exploration of the medical history of the infant and family.
Accurate diagnosis of deaths due to SIDS depends on a postmortem investigation, and this was not available for all cases coded as SIDS in one study (Knobel et al.
A postmortem investigation revealed that the plum tree had been watered daily, with the spray of two sprinklers directed at the base of the tree, leading to crown rot.
The concept of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) was introduced in the early 1970s in an attempt to categorize death in a group of infants who died suddenly and unexpectedly and in whom a thorough postmortem investigation failed to provide a credible diagnosis (1).
A postmortem investigation found a possible broken rib, but pathologist Gauri Batra told the coroner it was "not suspicious".