Achúcarro stain

Achúcarro stain

A rarely used histologic stain for astrocytes in nervous tissue that uses tannin and diamine silver hydroxide. The currently preferred astrocyte stains is Cajal's gold sublimate method; less commonly, globus method, PTAH stain, and Hortega's lithium carbonate method.

Achúcarro,

Nicolás, Spanish histologist, 1881-1918.
Achúcarro stain - stain for impregnating connective tissue.