rigor mortis affects first the muscles of the head and spreads toward the feet.
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[Pierre Hubert Nysten, Fr. pediatrician, 1774–1817]
A law stating that rigor mortis begins with the muscles of mastication and progresses from the head down the body, affecting the legs and feet last.
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Nysten,Pierre Hubert, French physician, 1771-1818.
Nysten law - rigor mortis affects first the muscles of the head and spreads toward the feet.
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