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Knives, Postmortem

Definition : Knives designed to cut and dissect tissues during procedures performed on the body following death (i.e., postmortem procedures). These knives typically consist of sturdy handheld, manual instruments with a proximal handle and an integral cutting blade at the distal end. Postmortem knives are used mainly during autopsy and cadaver dissection. Dedicated postmortem knives are available for a variety of procedures, including grossing, organ dissection, and trimming procedures.

Entry Terms : "Postmortem Knives" , "Autopsy Knives" , "Post Mortem Instruments" , "Postmortem Instruments"

UMDC code : 27507

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