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Fixatives

"Fixatives" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fixatives" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fixatives" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 66 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1989 and 2012
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.