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Coroners and Medical Examiners: Physicians appointed to investigate all cases of sudden or violent death.Autopsy: Postmortem examination of the body.Forensic Medicine: The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.Drug Overdose: Accidental or deliberate use of a medication or street drug in excess of normal dosage.Death Certificates: Official records of individual deaths including the cause of death certified by a physician, and any other required identifying information.Drowning: Death that occurs as a result of anoxia or heart arrest, associated with immersion in liquid.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Forensic Toxicology: The application of TOXICOLOGY knowledge to questions of law.Suicide: The act of killing oneself.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Forensic Pathology: The application of pathology to questions of law.Death, Sudden: The abrupt cessation of all vital bodily functions, manifested by the permanent loss of total cerebral, respiratory, and cardiovascular functions.AccidentsPoisoning: A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection, inhalation of or exposure to a deleterious agent.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Wounds, Gunshot: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.New MexicoCarbon Monoxide Poisoning: Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.Licensure, Medical: The granting of a license to practice medicine.Neuropil Threads: Abnormal structures located chiefly in distal dendrites and, along with NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES and SENILE PLAQUES, constitute the three morphological hallmarks of ALZHEIMER DISEASE. Neuropil threads are made up of straight and paired helical filaments which consist of abnormally phosphorylated microtubule-associated tau proteins. It has been suggested that the threads have a major role in the cognitive impairment seen in Alzheimer disease.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Nova Scotia: A province of eastern Canada, one of the Maritime Provinces with NEW BRUNSWICK; PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND; and sometimes NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. Its capital is Halifax. The territory was granted in 1621 by James I to the Scotsman Sir William Alexander and was called Nova Scotia, the Latin for New Scotland. The territory had earlier belonged to the French, under the name of Acadia. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p871 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p384)Postmortem Changes: Physiological changes that occur in bodies after death.TokyoOff-Road Motor Vehicles: Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.Substance Abuse Detection: Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.Osteopathic Medicine: A medical discipline that is based on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy, developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, recognizes the concept of "wellness" and the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Special attention is placed on the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.Firearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Oxycodone: A semisynthetic derivative of CODEINE.West VirginiaAsphyxia: A pathological condition caused by lack of oxygen, manifested in impending or actual cessation of life.Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.OregonClinical Clerkship: Undergraduate education programs for second- , third- , and fourth-year students in health sciences in which the students receive clinical training and experience in teaching hospitals or affiliated health centers.Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.EnglandUnited States