why the body is cool after death?

Asked by vivek kumar | 20th May, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

During life, body temperature is maintained by the body's metabolism. At death, metabolism ceases, and body temperature begins to approach the ambient (environmental) temperature which is almost always lower than body temperature. After death body cools by radiation, conduction and convection. Body warmth is lost from the surface to the surroundings.

Answered by  | 20th May, 2011, 08:33: PM

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