silver impregnation

Silver complexes employed to demonstrate reticulin in normal and diseased tissues, as well as neuroglia, neurofibrillae, argentaffin cells, and Golgi apparatus.

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  • impregnation — 1. The act of making pregnant. 2. The process of diffusing or permeating with another substance, as in metallic i. of tissue components with silver nitrate or ammoniacal silver. SEE ALSO: saturation. * * * im·preg·na·tion (im″pr …   Medical dictionary

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  • stain — 1. To discolor. 2. To color; to dye. 3. A discoloration. 4. A dye used in histologic and bacteriologic technique. 5. A procedure in which a dye or combination of dyes and reagents is used to color the constituents of cells and tissues. For… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reticular fiber — Reticular fibers or reticulin is a histological term used to describe a type of structural fiber composed of type III collagen. Reticular fibers crosslink to form a fine meshwork (reticulum). This network acts as a supporting mesh in soft tissues …   Wikipedia

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  • Dieterle stain — See under stain. * * * a silver impregnation method for staining Legionella and other organisms. Slides are sensitized in uranyl nitrate, treated with gum mastic, incubated in silver nitrate, and developed in a solution of hydroquinone, sodium… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gomori — George, Hungarian histochemist in the U.S., 1904–1957. See Grocott G. methenamine silver stain, G. nonspecific alkaline phosphatase stain, G. one step trichrome stain, G. silver impregnation stain, G. chrome alum hematoxylin phloxine stain. See… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fontana stain — a method of staining spirochetes by silver impregnation, using ammoniacal silver nitrate solution …   Medical dictionary

  • silverline system — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: silver (II) + line : a series of superficial lines in many protozoans that stain intensely with silver impregnation techniques and are variously regarded as supporting or coordinating organelles or as pellicular… …   Useful english dictionary

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