Postmortem chemistry update. Emphasis on forensic application

Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1993 Jun;14(2):91-117. doi: 10.1097/00000433-199306000-00001.


This article reviews the postmortem chemistry of body fluids. The articles reviewed have been written in English during the last 15 years and the subjects discussed include carbohydrates, nitrogenous compounds, electrolytes, trace elements, lipids, proteins, bile pigments, enzymes, hormones, blood gases, pH, biochemical markers, metabolic disorders, SIDS, time of death, and the physical characteristics of serum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Body Fluids / chemistry*
  • Female
  • Forensic Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postmortem Changes*