The autolysis

The autolysis is associated with disruption of enzyme systems, involved in cellular metabolism, which provides hydrolytic interventions aimed at private cellular structure. With the extinction of vital activity of the body's enzymes are activated and cause rapid massive autolysis, resulting in the collapse of cellular structures.
The severity of autolysis depends on the amount of saturation enzymes individual tissues. For example, the rich content of enzymes cells of the pancreas, adrenal gland, thymus newborns, liver causes initial autocesta manifestations in these bodies. Rapid autolysis are the red blood cells of the blood, which leads to its posthumous hemolysis, and further to imbibition blood vessels and surrounding tissues. Internal organs due to the developing autolytic process lose their Shine and turgor, become dull and loose. Microscopically when autolysis in the cytoplasm of cells, you can see the appearance of rough protein granules, drops of fat, vacuoles as a consequence of the collapse of mitochondria, which begins the process of autolysis. Breaks the accuracy of the borders of the cells, they swell and turbidity. In the future join the processes of decay, leading to the total destruction of tissue structures.
Several different origin has autolysis, developing in the stomach and small intestine, where the primary importance of digestive juices containing pepsin, trypsin and other enzymes. These juices is drawn to own mucosa, lost after the death of their protective barrier functions. Thus, there is a self-digestion of mucous which the intensity is in direct proportion to the intensity of the digestive process, taking place just before his death.
Gastric juice under certain conditions may posthumously to get into the esophagus, pharynx, and even in the trachea. Mucous membranes have swollen look and get dirty-grey or violet-red colour, which is branched figure vessels. Self-digestion often limited to the mucosa of the stomach and small intestine, but in infants process of autolysis can cause extensive destruction of the stomach wall.
The phenomenon of autolysis in the gastrointestinal tract can be mistaken for action annoying and damaging poisons, such as acids, alkalis and other corrosive substances.

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