RIGOR MORTIS

  • Within 1-2 hours dead body develop rigor mortis in India
  • Eyelids → thorax → lower limb is the correct order of onset of rigor mortis in a deadbody
  • Rigor mortis is also known as Cadaveric lividity
  • Strychnine cause early onset of rigor mortis
  • Molecular death Same as cellular death as indicated by rigor mortis
  • Rigor mortis first starts in Upper eyelids
  • Rigor mortis in India in summer sets in 2-3 hrs
  • Rigor mortis in winter season in Northern India lasts for 24-48 hr
  • In rigor mortis muscle Stiffens and shortens
  • Heat & cold stiffening ,Putrefaction simulates Rigor mortis
  • Rigor mortis can be simulated by Cadaveric spasm
  • Delayed rigor mortis occurs with Arsenic poisoning
  • Rigor mortis appears last in Toes
  • Rigor mortis occurs due to Muscle of the body began to stiffen
  • Rigor mortis last 18-36 h in summer
  • Rigor mortis disappears in the sequence as it appears
  • Rigor mortis completely develops in 10-12 h
  • Elderly individual living alone in a temperate zone is found dead one morning. The electric heater is found to be damaged. The rigor mortis will set Earlier than expected
  • Rigor mortis come early in Cholera, Heat stroke & OPC poisoning
  • Rigor mortis not seen in Fetus < 7 months of age
  • Nysten's rule pertains to Rigor mortis
  • Rigor mortis in fetus at birth can be seen in Dead born
  • Elderly individual living alone in a temperate zone is found dead one morning & electric heater is found to be damaged. The rigor mortis will set in Later than expected
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