What does CADAVERIC SPASM stand for?
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What does CADAVERIC SPASM mean?
- Cadaveric spasm
- Cadaveric spasm, also known as postmortem spasm, instantaneous rigor, cataleptic rigidity, or instantaneous rigidity, is a rare form of muscular stiffening that occurs at the moment of death and persists into the period of rigor mortis. Cadaveric spasm can be distinguished from rigor mortis as the former is a stronger stiffening of the muscles that cannot be easily undone, as rigor mortis can.The cause is unknown but is usually associated with violent deaths under extremely physical circumstances with intense emotion.