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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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SOLANO GONZALEZ, Émily. Asfixias mecánicas. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.2, pp.61-68. ISSN 2215-5287.

Asphyxia represents an mayor issue in Legal Medicine especially in Forensic pathology. This phenomen had been generally associated to the lack of oxygen, it can be caused by multiples alterations at differents levels of the respiratory chain, from the absence of breathable air up to cellular breathing defects. In this article we had make a bibliographic review of classic medical legal literature above this issue, from the alredy over come asphyctic syndrome up to the practice medical legal clasification to unity concepts about this patology.

Keywords : Asfixia; anoxia; sofocación; compresión; síndrome asfíctico; cianosis; fluidez hemática; isquemia; inhibición cardiaca; compresión del cuello; sumersión; Asphyxia; anoxia; suffocation; comprensión; asphyctic síndrome; cianosis; cardiac inhibition; neck compression.

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