Livor


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Related to Livor: Libor, rigor

Li´vor


n.1.Malignity.
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Those changes are rigor mortis (stiffening, due to locking of contractile proteins in the muscles deprived of ATP), livor mortis (due to absence of circulation followed by gravitational settling of the blood in the lower portion of the body), algor mortis (cadaveric body cooling, different from the treatable hypothermia experienced by the "brain dead"), and decomposition (rotting of the body, with blue-dark green discoloration, gaseous distension, degradation of tissues, ultimately followed by dissolution of bodily structures) (19).
Warnick's testimony with the testimony of other experts who opined that the mark on the victim's cheek was the result of livor mortis and was not a bite mark at all."); Czapleski v.
3 BLUENESS OF DEATH AND BECOMING STONE Pallor mortis, algor mortis, rigor mortis, and livor mortis translate to paleness of death, coldness of death, stiffness of death, and blueness of death--the first four stages of a breathless body.
CPR may be withheld if (1) the victim has a valid Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order or (2) irreversible death has occurred as evidenced by signs such as rigor mortis or livor mortis.
29, 2010) (transcript available at http://juries.typepad.com/files/judge-sweeney.doc) ("Maryland's Court of Special Appeals, in an unreported opinion, overturned a felony-murder conviction because a deliberating juror conducted an on-line search for the terms 'livor mortis' and 'algor mortis' on Wikipedia, printed out the pages, and brought them in to the jury room....
This includes his entire face, and would not be consistent with livor as he was found lying on his back.
The colors lividus and livor that characterize a melancholy complexion derive from liveo, understood in classical Latin as "a bluish color, black and blue, livid, ...
This would appeal to the traditional topos of Livor edax (cf.
His body was cold and was already showing the blue blotches of livor mortis on his face, indicating he had been dead for several hours.