cell block


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cell block

a paraffin block, suitable for sectioning, staining, and microscopic study, prepared from any suspension of cells in fluid (that is, aspirates or washings); cells are concentrated by centrifugation or filtering, and the resulting aggregation is processed as if it were a solid specimen of tissue.

cell block

Cytology A paraffin-embedded specimen derived from dried mucus, sputum, or debris found in fluids of pleural, pericardial, endobronchial and other sites that cannot be processed in the usual fashion for cytologic analysis
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Samples of MLBC of which cell block preparation is made are collected from about 60 patients in the age group of 20 to 70 years with gynaecological complaints like white discharge P/V and bleeding P/V attending the Gynaecology Outpatient Clinic at JSS Hospital, Mysore.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm, 11:30pm Geostorm 10:00am, 12:10pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm, 8:40pm, 10:50pm, 1:00am Geostorm 3D 11:00am, 1:10pm, 3:20pm, 5:30pm, 7:40pm, 9:50pm, 12:00am Golmaal Again 10:00am, 12:50pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm, 12:00am NEW
The Cellient system (Hologic), an automated cell block technology built on the ThinPrep system, uses vacuum-assisted filtration to capture and concentrate available cells.
A release date for "Brawl in Cell Block 99" has not been revealed yet.
The cell block slides were analyzed by light microscopy (Axiostar Plus; Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany) for evaluation of the presence of epithelial cells, acute and chronic inflammatory cells, keratin, and cholesterol crystal clefts.
Along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to avoid death row with the help of smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
It is unclear if the prisoner had a key to the cell block or if the gate was unlocked.
IT IS a pity Prisoner Cell Block H was not a factual programme.
The fourth most popular tune is On The Inside, the theme to Prisoner Cell Block H.
After nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover she eventually teams up with cell block rival Velma Kelly to fight to keep off death row with the help of lawyer, Billy Flynn.
LANCASTER -- Standing in an overcrowded cell block next to makeshift double-bunked beds as the stench of body odor wafted about Friday, California's head prison administrator said conditions at Lancaster's state prison were an embarrassment.