Golgi's stain

Gol·gi's stain

Any of several methods for staining nerve cells, nerve fibers, and neuroglia in which fixed tissue is impregnated with silver nitrate and potassium dichromate resulting in the complete staining of some nerve cells while other cells are not stained at all.
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A Spanish histologist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934), improved on Golgi's stain, and by 1889 had worked out the cellular structure of the brain and spinal cord in detail, firmly establishing the neuron theory.