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L7, Drawning, Forensic

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1.A dead body was recovered from the river, on examination; there  

Were a fissured fracture of the skull and blood filling brain sulci. The  

Best diagnostic feature of death from drowning is…………………….….. 

a. hypostasis of head, neck and front of chest. 

b. washerwoman hand with soddeness and wrinkles of skin. 

c. presence of white, tenacious, odorless froth at mouth and nostrils. 

d. peeling of the epidermis of hands and feet. 

  

2. Drowning in hypertonic sea water leads to……………………………… 

a. withdrawn of water by osmosis from plasma into the fluid of alveolar  

spaces.  

b. hemconcentration and hyponatremia.  

c. hypotension and ventricular fibrillation.  

d. death within 2-3 minutes.  

3.The mechanism of death in dry drowning is caused by…………………. 

a. entry of water into the lungs as a protective mechanism. 

b. excessive cutaneous vasodilatation in alcholics. 

c. laryngeal spasm & paralysis of respiratory center. 

d. cerebral oedema & compression on respiratory center. 

4. Mechanism of death in secondary drowning is due to………………….. 

a. pneumonitis or pulmonary edema.  

b.spasm of laryngeal muscles.  

c. sudden rush of cold water into larynx.  

d. cerebral edema & compression on respiratory center. 

5.The mechanism of occurrence of cutis anserine as a sign of immersion  

Is…………………………………………………………………………… 

a. granular and puckered appearance of the skin.  

b. contraction of erector pili muscles. 

c. the detachment of the thick keratin of the skin.  

d. cadaveric spasm.

6.which of the following is one of the phases of drowning…….

a. Breathing under the water

b. decrease of Git activity 

c.Profound unconsciousness and convulsions associated with gasping and  

respiratory standstill.

7.which of the following is one of the sure sign of PM change in wet drowning…….

a.Skin is wet, cold clammy and pale due to vasoconstriction. 

b.The victim catches firmly sand, mud or sea weeds denoting that he was alive when  

falling into wate

c.Rigor mortis appears only, when violent struggle takes place before death.

8.The diatom tes is………

a.used as legal proof

b.depends on the presence of microscopic algae, called diatoms or  

plankton, which reach the lungs and penetrate the alveolar walls 

c. one of the internal sign of PM change in wet drowning

9.washer woman skin …….

a.It appears first at the face

b. one of the sure sign of PM change in wet drowning

c. is the Signs of immersion

Answers

1.c

2.a

3.c

4.a

5.b

6.c

7.b

8.b

9.c



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