Category Archives: Forensic Medicine

Heroin

What is Heroin?

•Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy  (Papaver Somniferum) plant.

Medicinal Use of Heroin

•Heroin is usually used as an illegal drug of abuse.

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Post Mortem Interval

PMI is a short of Post Mortem Interval.

In medical terminology Post Mortem Interval is known as estimated times of hours/days/weeks or months from individuals death.

Forensic Pathologist uses a  variety of techniques to estimate the time elapsed since individual’s death.

For example:

  • Changes in body temperature,
  • Muscular rigidity,
  • Blood pooling,
  • Decomposition of Body,
  • Type of insects present on body,
  • and stage of larvae, etc.

Weight of Organs in Human Body

The human body consists of 78 organs in total. Five of them are important for survival, which are: brain, liver, kidney, heart, lungs.

Heaviest Organ of Human Body is Liver while Lightest Organ is Lung. The weight of organ is help to determine that whether it is normal or pathological.

Following image is showing the weight of different Organs in Human Body:

Number of Bones in Different Parts of Human Body

An adult human body has a total of 206 bones. While a child has about 300 bones in its body.

Different numbers of bones are found in different parts of the body and in different sizes. The ear has the smallest bone while the thigh is the largest.

Different body parts have different numbers of bones which are shown in the following image: