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The course of respiration and circulation in death due to typical hanging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1515356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Experiments were carried out on 15 dogs to investigate the course of respiration and circulation during the agonal period of death due to typical hanging. Animals were asphyxiated by a method simulating typical hanging. Electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG), blood pressure (BP) in the femoral artery and intrathoracic pressure (ITP) were registered. In typical hanging, the course of respiration was characterized by shorter stages of dyspnoea and initial apnoea and a longer stage of the terminal respiration when compared with obstructive asphyxia. However, the whole time of the course of respiration and circulation in typical hanging was almost the same as that in obstructive asphyxia. The BP increased rapidly, was maintained during the dyspnoea stage, and then decreased gradually. EEG disappeared with, or a short time after, the end of the dyspnoea stage. The increased heart rate in the dyspnoea stage remained until circulatory collapse. The analysis of the ECG complexes revealed that the heart muscle adapted to oxygen deficiency during typical hanging.
N Ikeda; A Harada; T Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0937-9827     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-06     Completed Date:  1992-10-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Forensic Medicine, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / physiopathology*
Asphyxia / physiopathology*
Brain Death / physiopathology
Dyspnea / physiopathology
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Hypoxia, Brain / physiopathology*
Postmortem Changes*
Pulmonary Ventilation / physiology*

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