postmortem examination

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autopsy, necropsy, postmortem

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a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness

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Currently, the only scientifically accepted way to diagnose CTE would be a postmortem examination of the brain. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Could Kellen Winslow Jr.'s lawyers use CTE as a defense in sex-crimes case?," 15 June 2018 Milroy is an independent pathologist from Ottawa, Ontario, who was brought to Bermuda to carry out the postmortem examination. Eliie Kaufman, CNN, "Pathologist says US student visiting Bermuda died from fall," 22 Mar. 2018 His body has been transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences medical examiner's office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. John Sharp, AL.com, "Lee County authorities investigating tragic hunting accident," 20 Jan. 2018 In other news, the court also approved renewing the interlocal agreement between the county and Harris County for postmortem examinations by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "San Jacinto County commissioners debate funding for ESD," 30 Oct. 2017 Today, there's only one conclusive test for Alzheimer's diagnosis: a postmortem examination of a patient's brain. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Will experimental blood test be a game-changer for Alzheimer's disease?," 4 Sep. 2017

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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postmortem examination

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