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Durgun-Yucel, Behice
Dere, Fahri
Yucel, Ahmet H
Oguz, Ozkan
Abstract

Gross specimens are valuable sources in morphology education. In this study, we investigated how the fixation of gross specimens may be accelerated. For this purpose, whole organ specimens from freshly killed rabbits: extremities, kidney, heart, liver, stomach and uterus were fixed in a mercaptoethanol-formaldehyde mixture for 3-3.5h under the following conditions: 1, at room temperature; 2, at gradually increasing temperatures up to 45 degrees C; and 3, at a gradually increasing vacuum ranging from 20 kPa to 40 kPa. The results were compared with those of formaldehyde-fixed controls, and the mercaptoethanol-formaldehyde mixture was found to be useful in shortening the fixation time and providing good fixation. Both heat and vacuum enhanced these phenomena.

Keywords
rapid fixation
mercaptoethanol-formaldehyde mixture
aldehyde
whole organ speciments
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1992-04
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume46
Issue
issue2
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
75
End Page
81
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
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