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Experimental evaluation of rigor mortis IX. The influence of the breaking (mechanical solution) on the development of rigor mortis

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Krompecher, Thomas
Gilles, André
Brandt-Casadevall, Conception
Published in Forensic science international. 2008, vol. 176, no. 2-3, p. 157-62
Abstract Objective measurements were carried out to study the possible re-establishment of rigor mortis on rats after "breaking" (mechanical solution). Our experiments showed that: *Cadaveric rigidity can re-establish after breaking. *A significant rigidity can reappear if the breaking occurs before the process is complete. *Rigidity will be considerably weaker after the breaking. *The time course of the intensity does not change in comparison to the controls: --the re-establishment begins immediately after the breaking; --maximal values are reached at the same time as in the controls; --the course of the resolution is the same as in the controls.
Keywords AnimalsForensic PathologyHindlimb/pathologyMaleRatsRigor Mortis/pathologyTime Factors
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PMID: 17919867
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Research group Groupe Mangin Patrice (médecine légale) (862)
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KROMPECHER, Thomas et al. Experimental evaluation of rigor mortis IX. The influence of the breaking (mechanical solution) on the development of rigor mortis. In: Forensic science international, 2008, vol. 176, n° 2-3, p. 157-62. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:2438

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