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formalin

 [for´mah-lin]
formaldehyde solution; see formaldehyde.

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin),
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.
Synonym(s): formol

formalin

/for·ma·lin/ (for´mah-lin) formaldehyde solution.

formalin

[fôr′məlin]
a clear solution of formaldehyde in water. A 37% solution is used for fixing and preserving biological specimens for pathological and histological examination.

formalin

A tissue fixative consisting of 37% formaldehyde in an aqueous solution.

formalin

Pathology A 37% solution of formaldehyde gas in water, that reacts with the amine groups of proteins and DNA, which acts to disinfect, and when buffered, to denature–'fix' tissues for histologic examination. See Formaldehyde.

formalin

40% formaldehyde solution; used as a disinfectant and antiseptic at 1:200-1:2000 dilution

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin)
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.

formalin

(for´məlin),
n a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde. A 37% solution is used to fix and preserve tissues for histologic and pathologic study.

formalin

a 37% solution of formaldehyde used as a fixative and, diluted to 10%, as a treatment and prevention for ovine footrot. Also used for the treatment of fungal diseases of fish but may be toxic if contaminated with paraformaldehyde.

formalin ether sedimentation of feces
a method of flotation of Giardia cysts.
formalin treated grain
fed to cows to produce dairy foods with a high concentration of polyunsaturated fats. May cause rumenitis and diarrhea if improperly prepared.
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From the data in table number 1 we can conclude that the garlic oil in the studied doses clearly reduces inflammation caused by formalin, and in this respect it is not inferior to indomethacin.
In the present study the DNA and nuclei isolation rate in specimens that were fixed in B5-formalin and embedded in paraffin (n = 12) was 42% and 33%, respectively, versus 95% and 60% in the 20 samples fixed in formalin, respectively.
The data of the formalin test was analyzed by ANOVA test; significant differences were then evaluated by a LSD post hoc test, with a criterion of p<0.
Formalin can cause white discoloration of the skin as well as burning, drying, cracking, blistering, and scaling of the skin.
The period of the first 15 minutes is considered the early phase of the formalin pain, while the late phase is referred to time between 15 and 45 minutes after formalin injection.
Earlier literature data suggest that preservation with formalin results in weight loss of planktonic organisms (Omori, 1970; Durbin & Durbin, 1978; Landry, 1978; Champalbert & Kerambrun, 1979; Bottger, 1984; Kapiris et al.
Formalin is widely used as an embalming fluid and for "fixing" biological specimens.
Kingboard now has paper and epoxy-glass laminates and formalin production lines in Jiangmen.
There were over 2,000 miscarried or stillborn infants on Merseyside, but more than 1,000 cannot be identified as they were not properly labelled and the preservative formalin stripped them of their DNA.
Aqueous sodium hypochlorite solution (household chlorine bleach) is used to convert formalin solutions, initially to formic acid, then to water and carbon dioxide.

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