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Fixatives

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Introduction: Fixatives

Description of Fixatives

Fixatives: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Fixatives

The following list attempts to classify Fixatives into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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