Meaning Rigor mortis
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Literally, the stiffness of death. The rigidity of a body after death. Rigor mortis is a good example of a Latin term (one in this case that was coined in the 19th century) remaining intact in contemporary medical usage (and crime writing). Rigor mortis is due to a biochemical change in the muscles that occurs several hours after death, though the [..]
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Temporary stiffening of the muscles which begins within a few hours of death due to biochemical changes. The condition may last for up to four days before subsiding.
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the permanent contraction of skeletal muscle associated with death.
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Rigor Mortis refers to the stiffening of the limbs of a corpse. This is caused by the chemical change in the muscles after death. Because of the skeletal muscles partially contracting, the muscles are [..]
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Temporary stiffening of muscles following death. Fish should be processed either pre- or post rigor, as handling during rigor can cause gaping of the flesh.
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Muscular Rigidity which develops in the Cadaver usually from 4 to 10 hours after Death and lasts 3 or 4 days.
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Muscular rigidity which develops in the cadaver usually from 4 to 10 hours after death and lasts 3 or 4 days.
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Postmortem state 6–24 hours after death in which muscles stiffen and become less extensible; onset of rigor mortis correlates with depletion of ATP in the slaughtered animal.
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Temporary stiffness of a body's muscles and joints following death.
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"stiffening of the body caused by contraction of muscles after death," 1837, from Latin rigor "stiffness" (see rigor) + mortis, genitive of mors "death" (see mortal).
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(rig´or mor´tis) The stiffening of a dead body due to the depletion of ATP and the production of rigor complexes between actin and myosin in muscles. RNA
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Stiffening of parts of the body after death (attributed to enzyme breakdown). Robbery
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