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What is livor mortis and lividity?


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Answered 2009-01-08 13:27:40

Livor Mortis and Lividity are one in the same, they are the collection of coagulated blood in an area. Livor mortis can help coroners or forensics specialist estimate how long an individual has been dead based on how far along or how much lividity there is. It can also tell a coroner or forensics specialist if a person has been moved, for example if someone had died on their back lividity should be present on the back, this is because of gravity, so if they find a dead body face down but lividity is present on the back it is apparent the body has been moved.

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What is it called when a dying persons extremites turn dark?

This is known as lividity, or livor mortis.



How does livor mortis indicate whether a body has been moved after death?

i would have to say it show lividity in the small of its back!


How long before livor mortis sets in?

Livor mortis starts 20 minutes to 3 hours after death and is congealed in the capillaries in 4 to 5 hours. Maximum lividity occurs within 6-12 hours. The blood pools into the interstitial tissues of the body Thanks to wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livor_mortis


What is liver mortis?

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Do you commence CPR on a person when signs of rigor mortis or lividity are present?

Do not commence CPR if signs of rigor mortis or lividity are present.


What are the stages of death?

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Livor Mortis or lividity?

Livor mortis or postmortem lividity or hypostasis (Latin: livor---bluish color, mortis---of death), one of the signs of death, is a settling of the blood in the lower (dependent) portion of the body, causing a purplish red discoloration of the skin: when the heart is no longer agitating the blood, heavy red blood cells sink through the serum by action of gravity. This discoloration does not occur in the areas of the body that are in contact with the ground or another object, as the capillaries are compressed.Coroners can use the presence or absence of livor mortis as a means of determining an approximate time of death. The presence of livor mortis is an indication of when it would be irrelevant to begin CPR, or when it is ineffective to continue it if it is in progress. It can also be used by forensic investigators to determine whether or not a body has been moved (for instance, if the body is found lying face down but the pooling is present on the deceased's back, investigators can determine that the body was originally positioned face up).Livor mortis starts 20 minutes to 3 hours after death and is congealed in the capillaries in 4 to 5 hours. Maximum lividity occurs within 6-12 hours. The blood pools into the interstitial tissues of the body.Noun1.lividity - a state of fury so great the face becomes discoloredfury, rage, madness - a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"2.lividity - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness, achromasia, lividness, luridnesscomplexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face


Why does the body stiffen after death?

It is because a chemical change takes place in the muscles that makes them become stiff . It is one of the signs of death. It is referred to as Rigor mortis. Pallor mortis, algor mortis, rigor mortis, livor mortis and decomposition are the 5 signs of death in order.


What is the medical term meaning pooling of blood?

Pooling of blood in the extremities is "hypostasis", the effect of gravity bringing blood to the lowest positional regions (either of an organ or the body as a whole). For post-mortem examinations, "lividity" (livor mortis) is the discoloration caused by blood pooled immediately after death.coagulated


How long for livor mortis to appear?

Livitity or Livor mortis can appear in as little as 20 minutes after death. The purplish discoloration will start as the red blood cells separate from the serum due to lack of circulation or agitation. The process takes up to 6 hours to complete in normal circumstances.


What is the time of death formula?

There is no formula for time of death. Various factors are present, and all must be taken into consideration. Rigor mortis, livor mortis, algor mortis, the stages of insects growth, and decomposition are needed to determine time of death.


When was Lividity - album - created?

Lividity - album - was created on 2009-09-15.


Can a body bleed out of the mouth 8 hours after death?

The first answer would be NO. Bleeding takes a heartbeat. If actual bleeding occurred then the "body" was not dead. Fluid leakage can however take place postmortem pre-rigor depending on the position of the corpse. Upon death the first stage of decomposition called Livor mortis starts twenty minutes to three hours and fluids are congealed in the capillaries in four to five hours. Maximum lividity occurs within 6-12 hours. The blood pools into the interstitial tissues of the body.


Blood settling after death?

Livor mortis refers to the settling of the blood in the lower part of the body that causes a purplish red discoloration of the skin. After the heart stops beating, the heavy red blood cells sink through the serum because of gravity.



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He who is 'in articulo mortis' is someone on the point of death.


What does the prefix mortis mean?

The prefix mortis means dead, not alive.


What is the meaning of mortis vorator?

Mortis Vorator is latin for death eater


How many pages does Libris Mortis have?

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What is the duration of Imago Mortis?

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Why do particles matter to forensic scientists?

Particles matter to forensic scientists because particles can leave behind evidence of the criminal. Particles, only regarded as dust for example and not fibres etc hold great significance and can identify if a body has been moved etc, along with evidence such as livor mortis etc


Does temperature affect rigor mortis?

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How do you say eater of death in Latin?

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