The term coroner has different meanings, depending on the country that one resides in. Coroners in the United States are specialized physicians with training in forensic pathology. They examine all aspects of the body after death, including the tissues, cells, and organs to determine a cause of death. In other countries they are an official of the court who heads up the investigations of deaths for the court system.

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