A new biochemical method for estimation of postmortem time.

@article{Rognum1991ANB,
  title={A new biochemical method for estimation of postmortem time.},
  author={Torleiv Ole Rognum and Siri Hauge and S Oyasaeter and Ola Didrik Saugstad},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={1991},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={139-46}
}
Hypoxanthine (Hx) is formed by hypoxic degradation of adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and might be elevated due to antemortem hypoxia. However, it also increases after cessation of the life processes. Until now measurements of potassium in corpus vitreous humor have been used by forensic pathologists to determine postmortem time. In this study the influence… CONTINUE READING