Rigor Mortis

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The other method is to measure rigor mortis which describes the mechanism when the human extremities start to stiffen. It is a natural process occurring in all of us and it is the natural contracting and relaxation of the muscles caused by changes in the body's chemical balances. It usually occurs in the smaller muscles such as those in the face and neck and then reaches the larger ones. Rigor mortis normally begins two hours after death and can last from twenty to thirty hours. Attention should be paid to the misconception that this is a process which does not leave the body because after this timeframe it will. Another important coefficient for estimating time of death is forensic entomology, the study of insects, which will be dealt with
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