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Alkaline hydrolysis (also called biocremation, resomation, flameless cremation, or water cremation) is a process for the disposal of human remains which produces less carbon dioxide and pollutants than cremation.
American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States.
An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection to determine the cause and manner of death or to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present for research or educational purposes.
Bellevue Hospital, founded on March 31, 1736, is the oldest public hospital in the United States.
A body bag, also known as a cadaver pouch or human remains pouch (HRP), is a non-porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transportation of corpses.
A body farm is a research facility where decomposition can be studied in a variety of settings.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.
Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, sometimes with objects, into the ground.
A cadaver, also referred to as a corpse (singular) in medical, literary, and legal usage, or when intended for dissection, is a deceased body.
Cremation is the combustion, vaporization, and oxidation of cadavers to basic chemical compounds, such as gases, ashes and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone.
Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler organic matter.
A diener is a morgue worker responsible for handling, moving, and cleaning the corpse (though, at some institutions, dieners perform the entire dissection at autopsy).
Embalming is the art and science of preserving human remains by treating them (in its modern form with chemicals) to forestall decomposition.
A euphemism is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.
Freezing, or solidification, is a phase transition in which a liquid turns into a solid when its temperature is lowered below its freezing point.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary, is a business that provides interment and funeral services for the dead and their families.
The Grand Châtelet was a stronghold in Ancien Régime Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, on the site of what is now the Place du Châtelet; it contained a court and police headquarters and a number of prisons.
A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.
A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine).
A morgue or mortuary (in a hospital or elsewhere) is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or respectful burial, cremation or other method.
A morgue file originally was the paper-folders containing old files and notes that were kept by criminal investigators, and old article clippings kept by newspaper reporters, in case they became of later use as a quick-reference.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events.
North American English (NAmE, NAE) is the most generalized variety of the English language as spoken in the United States and Canada.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Pathology (from the Ancient Greek roots of pathos (πάθος), meaning "experience" or "suffering" and -logia (-λογία), "study of") is a significant field in modern medical diagnosis and medical research, concerned mainly with the causal study of disease, whether caused by pathogens or non-infectious physiological disorder.
A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, gaol (dated, British English), penitentiary (American English), detention center (American English), or remand center is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state.
Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.
Refrigeration is a process of removing heat from a low-temperature reservoir and transferring it to a high-temperature reservoir.
In a chemistry laboratory, a retort is a glassware device used for distillation or dry distillation of substances.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers is a 2003 non-fiction work by Mary Roach.
A toe tag is a piece of cardboard attached with string to the big toe of a dead person in a morgue.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.