Nissl stain

Ni·ssl stain

(nis'ĕl),
1. a method for staining nerve cells with basic fuchsin;
2. a method for staining aggregates of rough endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes in neuronal cell bodies and dendrites with basic dyes such as cresyl violet (or cresyl echt violet), thionine, toluidin blue O, or methylene blue.

Niss·l stain

(nis'ĕl stān)
1. A method for staining nerve cells with basic fuchsin.
2. A method for staining aggregates of rough endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes in neuronal cell bodies and dendrites with basic dyes such as cresyl violet (or cresyl echt violet), thionine, toluidin blue O, or methylene blue.

Nissl,

Franz, German neurologist, 1860-1919.
Nissl bodies - Synonym(s): Nissl substance
Nissl degeneration - cell body degeneration occurring after transection of the axon.
Nissl granules - Synonym(s): Nissl substance
Nissl methods - staining techniques.
Nissl stain - a method for staining nerve cells.
Nissl substance - the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites. Synonym(s): basophil substance; Nissl bodies; Nissl granules; substantia basophilia; tigroid bodies