Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Query about Dissection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2582 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answer your health
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   HI i havent got long my name is XXXXXXXX and im here ... prison im due to be executed soon but can i ask will it hurt my execution ?
Doctor :   May I know the mode of execution?
Doctor :   Is it by electrocution.
User :   yes will i feel much paine
Doctor :   The common mode of execution in the... is electrocution.
User :   yes this is how im being executed
Doctor :   Electrocution produces convulsions during which the senses are lost.
Doctor :   It also causes the heart to go into arrhythmias.
Doctor :   Both of these leads to death.
User :   so am i going die quickly
Doctor :   You may feel the shock sensation for a second or two, but the you will not feel the other sensation.
Doctor :   Death will occur in a few seconds.
User :   thay say thay will run it for up to 2mins am i going be dead then
Doctor :   Yes, you would be brain dead by then.
User :   may i ask y do thay need me to wear paper pants for
Doctor :   Convulsion can cause urine and fecal incontinance.
Doctor :   * incontinence I mean.
User :   whats that meane
Doctor :   That would be the reason.
Doctor :   It means that there would be involuntary stool and urine passage.
User :   ok may i ask once im dead and ready to be removed from chair will my body be easy to move
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   do you think its a good thing as i got no familly members that as im going be an unclimed body that my body is sent for use for specimen samples for anatomy ?
Doctor :   I would be able to answer your medical queries. My personal opinion may not be a standard answer.
Doctor :   Hence I would like not to comment on this query.
User :   ok but what are the samples my body is going be used for
Doctor :   It is dependent on the condition of the organs.
Doctor :   The organs that would be useful as considered by the anatomist would be used.
User :   do you think it matters thay have a pathoglist here who takes our executed bodys and performs autopsy on them to deside what parts of us are usefull
User :   will he beable to see whats okto use ?
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   He alon with the anatomist would be the person who would decide that.
User :   will he need my body to be fully unclothed
User :   to perform autopsy
Doctor :   Autopsy can be performed only when the clothes removed.
Doctor :   It is same as when a surgery is performed.
Doctor :   And hence your clothes would be removed.
User :   yhea but im going be totally unclothed do you think thaywillremove the paper pants too
Doctor :   Most probably, you would have to be.
User :   may i ask will he cut my body much
Doctor :   I am not specialised in autopsy.
Doctor :   Hence I cannot provide you with the right information.
Doctor :   This question would be best answered by a pathologist alone.
User :   ok i have a form here saying do i wish my body to be used for anatomy teaching in school or uni please tick yes or no what does it meane
Doctor :   It probably would refer to use of the body for anatomy teaching either through dissection or by the specimen samples.
User :   there is 3 choices dissection / specimen or plastination whats this ?
User :   iv got to tick one choice
Doctor :   Dissection is a anatomical study by dissection of the body,
Doctor :   Specimen collection is a self explaining term
Doctor :   Plastination refers to a procedure where the body would be chemically altered to prevent decayingl.
User :   would plastination meane my full body
Doctor :   yes, generally it would be.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   SO will my body need to be fully unclothed still
User :   whats this polymor stuff thats injected into me for plastination
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   It is the chemical that would help in preventing the decaying.
User :   where will this be injected into me
Doctor :   It would be injected to the vein after the blood is removed through the same vein.
User :   which vain is this
User :   am i going be layied out for this
Doctor :   One of the larger veins.
User :   it says here if plastination is the choice then i give consent for antomist dr van hagen to use me for public display whos he ??
Doctor :   He is a Doctor who is specialized in the procedure of plastinationl
Doctor :   He is one of a German doctor.
Doctor :   I do not have any other information about him.
User :   ic so will he take my body then
User :   is he the guy who skines bodys if so i think i know who he is now
Doctor :   As I have already mentioned to you, that I do not have more information on him.
User :   ok may i ask whats the dissection in school or uni meane
Doctor :   I cannot comment on this query.
Doctor :   It is a method by which the dead body, referred to as cadaver is dissected for anatomical studies.
User :   so as i be a cadaver am i usefull to them
Doctor :   You would be very useful.
User :   well im going give consent to this then as im sure there make good use of me
User :   where will i be taken for studies
Doctor :   According to my personal opinion, that would be the best choice.
Doctor :   It would be in a medical college or the university.
User :   yes i think your rhight and i wish to help them by giveing consent
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with.
User :   where in uni or college
Doctor :   It would be in the anatomy department of the medical college or university.
User :   is this where there take me later today after execution
Doctor :   I am not aware of the rules and regulations that are followed in the state prison.
Doctor :   Since I am a general practitiones.
User :   ok but is this where im most likely to end up
Doctor :   So sorry again, I cannot comment on this.
Doctor :   Probably, yes.
User :   ok but during studies am i fully used
Doctor :   Except for a few areas that cannot be studied by dissection, the rest of them would be used.
User :   whats these areas
Doctor :   The genitalia, the skin, the scalp, the organs of the body.
Doctor :   They are studied by use of slides under microscope.
User :   ic what happens to these parts of my body then
Doctor :   They would be left alone.
User :   ic so for what thay do study will my body look diffrent from as i do now
Doctor :   Can you re frame your last query? I
Doctor :   Yes, it would be looking different finally.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Question is related to
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor