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Old 04-07-2007, 05:01 AM
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can some organs survive longer than others without oxygen?

just currious, I know the brain dies or starts taking heavy damage pretty fast but what about the liver, kidneys? anything else? that survives for a legnth of time without ?
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:13 AM
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Hair and nails
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:44 PM
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Sure, otherwise organ transplants wouldn't be feasible. Heart, lungs, kidneys, liver all can be chilled and transplanted for a period of time after death.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:48 PM
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Organ survival times outside the body from OrganDonor.gov:

Kidney: 48 to 72 hours.
Pancreas, Liver: 12 to 24 hours.
Heart, Lung: 4 to 6 hours.

From Wikipedia on Drowning:

Brain: 6 minutes
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:29 PM
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Common misconception. Hair and nails don't actually continue to grow after death. What happens is that the body loses moisture, causing it to "tighten" and so make the hair and nails appear to have grown.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:58 AM
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Common misconception. Hair and nails don't actually continue to grow after death. What happens is that the body loses moisture, causing it to "tighten" and so make the hair and nails appear to have grown.
A Google confirms you're correct

>>>>me I learn summat every day

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:00 AM
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interesting stuff, thanks guys
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