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Medical Term:

verbal autopsy

 

Definition: method of obtaining as much information as possible about a deceased person by asking questions of family and others who can describe the mode of death and circumstances preceding death; used especially in developing countries and in settings and situations in which postmortem pathologic examination is not feasible.

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