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Preceding death.

[From Latin ante mortem, before death : ante, before; see ante- + mortem, accusative of mors, mort-, death; see mortal.]


or an•te-mor•tem

(ˌæn tiˈmɔr təm)

before death: an antemortem confession.
[1880–85; < Latin]
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Adj.1.antemortem - preceding deathantemortem - preceding death; "antemortem confession"
postmortal, postmortem - occurring or done after death; "postmortem changes"; "a postmortem examination to determine cause of death"; "postmortal wounds"
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The debilitating neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer's and Parkinson's have vexed healthcare in terms of both therapy and definitive antemortem diagnosis.
2004) who found antemortem water shower treatment decreased lightness and inhibited PSE development in chicken breast muscle.
Early antemortem diagnosis of PTTM is imperative for potential survival, and serum VEGF and D-dimer levels can be used as screening tools in the evaluation of a patient with suspected PTTM.
Oral swab sampling for postmortem EBOV diagnosis has been supported by use of a nonhuman primate model (7), and oral swab sampling for antemortem EVD diagnosis has been a major consideration in the current outbreak because collection of swab samples is less invasive than collection of serum samples and poses a much lower risk of transmitting EBOV to the person obtaining the sample than traditional phlebotomy.
Radiographs, ultrasound, and cytologic examination of a fine-needle biopsy can be performed to establish an antemortem diagnosis.
Several antemortem neuroimaging studies have been able to differentiate DLB from other non-synucleinopathic dementia types.
The occlusal surfaces show pitting, scratching and enamel chipping of antemortem origin, indicating the intense use of the teeth.
Study of skeletal pathology indicates a low prevalence of dental decay and antemortem tooth loss.
A comparison of the antemortem clinical diagnosis and autopsy findings for patients who die in the emergency department.
However, for DCD donors, interventional support is required antemortem.
2) The technological advances in the twentieth century have allowed scientists to look inside the human body without performing dissections or to conduct an antemortem study even without performing surgery.