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Fixatives MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fixatives
Tree Number(s)
D27.720.355
Unique ID
D005404
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005404
Annotation
not restricted to use with histological techniques: may be used with microbiological techniques
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.
Entry Term(s)
Fixative
Pickling Agents
Registry Number
0
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
Date Established
1977/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/04/16
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Fixatives Preferred
Pickling Agents Narrower
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