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Doctor insights on: If You Want To Study Medicine Do You Have To Examine Dead Bodies

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If you want to study medicine do you have to examine dead bodies ?

If you want to study medicine do you have to examine dead bodies ?

Generally yes: Examining dead bodies is essential to learning about human structure and pathology. In theory, one could learn about structure, anatomy, through virtual dissection, however, if you concerned about examining dead bodies, how do you feel about examining living, sick, unclean, smelly bodies with ulcers. Medicine requires compassion, tolerance and empathy. ...Read more

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Hi m south indian.How do we keep dead bodies preserved for a week like now in case of mandela?

Hi m south indian.How do we keep dead bodies preserved for a week like now in case of mandela?

More than one way: The usual process for preserving a corpse is by embalming. Preservative fluid is injected into the body that retards decay that would occur otherwise. Refrigeration may be use to preserve the body. For public display an un-emblalmed body may be placed on large blocks of dry ice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about formalin (used to preserve dead bodies)?

Can you tell me about formalin (used to preserve dead bodies)?

Embalming: When a body is embalmed, the body fluids are replaced with fluids containing formalin (formaldehyde). The natural body fluids are then disposed of. The formalin will preserve tissues and slow down natural decay (decomposition). ...Read more

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About formalin (used to preserve dead bodies)? Is it toxic or carcinogenic if you have to work with it?

About formalin (used to preserve dead bodies)?  Is it toxic or carcinogenic if you have to work with it?

Yes, it's toxic: Yes, formalin is toxic -- that's why they ventilate anatomy labs well (at least in good medical schools). It's also carcinogenic. Recently, i learned something else: that the hairdressing technique called "brazilian blow-out" also involves formaldehyde gas -- it's emitted in the process. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/business/brazilian-blowout-agrees-to-a-4-5-million-settlement.html. ...Read more

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Antibiotics caused bad body odorlike of a dead fish. Which medicine will help to solve my problem???

Antibiotics caused bad body odorlike of a dead fish. Which medicine will help to solve my problem???

Deodorant: Use a good anti-perspirant. Mitchum's or other long acting brand (dont exceed application frequency recommended). The odor will go away when the antibiotic is no longer present in your symptom, which can be days or weeks depending on the drug. ...Read more

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Are you considered legally dead if you have less then 1 percent body fat?

Are you considered legally dead if you have less then 1 percent body fat?

Very low body fat: An extremely low body fat percentage would be a sign of poor health but would not indicate death in any way. There is no such thing as legally dead based on body fat. Death is based on lack of breathing, heartbeat, and brain activity. ...Read more

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How is a dead fetus removed from a woman's body?

Depends on situation: In some cases the fetal material may be infected or unresponsive to a hormonal induction & require surgical removal. In early pregnancy, it often sheds without help as a miscarriage. Later removal can be assisted by meds applied to the cervix & induction. Sometimes, the physician must assist the process with a dilation & curettage where remaining debris is removed manually. ...Read more

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Can lost hair be regained.? Also is there any medicine which can reactivate dead hair folliciles?

Can lost hair be regained.? Also is there any medicine which can reactivate dead hair folliciles?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the hair loss. Telogen effluvium is hair loss due to illness, severe trauma, pregnancy/ other and it will grow back. Alopecia areata will grow back most of time. Male pattern baldness so far after if falls out there is no known way to make the hair follicles regrow. I know of no medication that will reactivate dead hair follicles. Propecia (finasteride) used to slow thinning. ...Read more

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Can an alive body confuse us as it is dead? is a person having coma looks same like a dead one, which points of appearance distinct coma and death.

Can an alive body confuse us as it is dead? is a person having coma looks same like a dead one, which points of appearance distinct coma and death.

Tests to consider: Usually we pronounce some one dead if they do not respond to painful stimuli (rubbing chest with knuckles) no spontaneous respirations, no pulse and no audible heart tones and pupils are fixed and non responsive to light. In addition you can also look at a EKG or heart monitor to see if there is electrical activity of the heart. If all else fails we perform a EEG to look at brain wave activity ...Read more