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Adipocere

 
National Institutes of Health

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2007
2007
When postmortem environmental conditions are "just right," according to the "Goldilocks Phenomenon," soft tissues (and associated… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Adipocere refers to a postmortem product which forms from body fat in the later stages of decomposition. Factors present in the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
A controlled laboratory experiment was conducted in order to investigate the effect of the method of burial (i.e. the presence of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Adipocere is a decomposition product comprising predominantly of saturated fatty acids which results from the hydrolysis and… Expand
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2004
2004
Adipocere is a postmortem decomposition product which forms from a body's adipose tissue. This study aimed to chemically… Expand
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Review
2003
Review
2003
The unrestrained decomposition of a corpse involves the consecutive processes of autolysis, putrefaction and decay. Ideally… Expand
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2002
2002
Soil samples recovered from grave exhumations have been analysed in an attempt to identify and characterise adipocere contained… Expand
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1998
1998
Adipocere is a waxy substance which sometimes forms from the adipose tissue of dead bodies, especially when they are under water… Expand
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Review
1996
Review
1996
In the adipocere, which is one of the postmortem changes, some specific fatty acids possessing higher melting points, together… Expand
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1993
1993
Adipocere, "grave wax," is a waxy or greasy decomposition product formed by hydrolysis and hydrogenation of tissue fats. Once… Expand
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