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Periodic Acid-Schiff Reaction MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Periodic Acid-Schiff Reaction
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.500.607.790
E01.370.225.500.620.670.615
E01.370.225.750.551.790
E05.200.500.607.790
E05.200.500.620.670.620
E05.200.750.551.790
Unique ID
D010503
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010503
Scope Note
A histochemical technique for staining carbohydrates. It is based on PERIODIC ACID oxidation of a substance containing adjacent hydroxyl groups. The resulting aldehydes react with Schiff reagent to form a colored product.
Entry Term(s)
PAS Reaction
Previous Indexing
Histocytochemistry (1966-1976)
Periodic Acids (1966-1976)
Staining (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under HISTOCYTOCHEMISTRY 1979-90; was see under STAINS AND STAINING 1977-78
History Note
91(77); was see under HISTOCYTOCHEMISTRY 1979-90; was see under STAINS AND STAINING 1977-78
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/04/27
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Periodic Acid-Schiff Reaction Preferred
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