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Descriptor English: Fixatives
Descriptor Spanish: Fijadores
Descriptor Portuguese: Fixadores
Descriptor French: Fixateurs
Entry term(s): Agents, Pickling
Pickling Agents
Tree number(s): D27.720.355
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005404
Scope note: Agents employed in the preparation of histologic or pathologic specimens for the purpose of maintaining the existing form and structure of all of the constituent elements. Great numbers of different agents are used; some are also decalcifying and hardening agents. They must quickly kill and coagulate living tissue.
Annotation: not restricted to use with histological techniques: may be used with microbiological techniques
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
Previous Indexing: Histological Techniques (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 77; was see under HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES 1974
Online Note: search HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES 1974
History Note: 77; was see under HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES 1974
DeCS ID: 5540
Unique ID: D005404
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/16
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Fixatives - Preferred
Concept UI M0008528
Scope note Agents employed in the preparation of histologic or pathologic specimens for the purpose of maintaining the existing form and structure of all of the constituent elements. Great numbers of different agents are used; some are also decalcifying and hardening agents. They must quickly kill and coagulate living tissue.
Preferred term Fixatives
Pickling Agents - Narrower
Concept UI M0008529
Preferred term Pickling Agents
Entry term(s) Agents, Pickling



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