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Dissection and Histological Control

  • Janet V. Passonneau
  • Oliver H. Lowry
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Part of the Biological Methods book series (BM)

Abstract

A room in which temperature and humidity can be controlled facilitates dissection. As noted above, humidity >50% increases the danger of changes in tissue constituents. It also seems wise to keep the temperature as cool as comfort permits (20° is suggested) to increase further the stability of sensitive components. Some tissues, specifically myelinated portions of the nervous system, become sticky and difficult to handle if the temperature rises much above 25°.

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet V. Passonneau
    • 1
  • Oliver H. Lowry
    • 2
  1. 1.WashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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