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Autopsy
(Post Mortem Examination, Necropsy)

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Autopsy facts

  • An autopsy is the examination of the body of a dead person.
  • An autopsy may be restricted to a specific organ or region of the body.
  • Autopsies are performed to determine the cause of death, for legal purposes, and for education and research.
  • The body is opened in a manner that does not interfere with an open casket service.
  • The autopsy rate has dropped from 50% to less than 10% over the past fifty years.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2014

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/autopsy/article.htm

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