Prussian blue


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Ber·lin blue

(bĕr-lin' blū), [C.I. 77510]
Ferric ferrocyanide; a dye used for injection studies of blood vessels and lymphatics, and in staining of siderocytes.
Synonym(s): Prussian blue

Prussian blue

[prush′ən]
Etymology: Prussia, Germany; ME, blew
a chemical stain used on microscopic preparations. It demonstrates the presence of copper by developing a bright blue color.

Prus·sian blue

(prŭsh'ăn blū)
[CI 77510]
Synonym(s): Berlin blue.

Prussian blue

A solution of potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate, used to treat thallium poisoning and to remove radiocaesium from the body.

Prussian blue

The common name of potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate, a compound approved in the United States for treatment of thallium poisoning. Prussian blue gets its name from the fact that it was first used by artists in 1704 as a dark blue pigment for oil paints. It has also been used in laundry bluing and fabric printing.
Mentioned in: Heavy Metal Poisoning

Prus·sian blue

(prŭsh'ăn blū)
[CI 77510]
Synonym(s): Berlin blue.

Prussian blue,

n.pr a chemical stain used on microscopic preparations. It demonstrates the presence of copper by developing a bright blue color.

Prussian blue

ferric ferrocyanide; a dark blue dye, used to demonstrate ferric iron and in the treatment of chronic thallium poisoning.
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The scraps were smeared into the centre of the glass slides & immediately fixed in 90% alcohol for one hour, then stained with Perls' Prussian blue stain (which consist of Potassium ferrocyanide and HCl) which reacts with the ferritin in the cells to form blue coloured granules.
We have reported a photochemically tunable magnet on the basis of an FeCo Prussian blue analog.
If radioactive I-131 or Cs-137 were used in the dispersal device, potassium iodide or Prussian blue could be used to provide a measure of treatment.
The distinction can typically be made based on hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections alone; however, ancillary methods including histochemical stains such as Prussian blue, Fontana-Masson, and Sudan black B and immunohistochemical stains for CD68, HMB-45, and S100 protein can also aid in this regard.
On February 1, the nine surviving patients were evacuated to Amman, Jordan, to receive Prussian blue (ferric hexacyanoferrate) as an antidote for thallium poisoning, which was not available in Iraq.
The weekend exhibit, "Prints & Paintings in Prussian Blue," also will feature harp music and a demonstration by Huette of how he uses a 19th century photographic process to make prints from digital negatives.
Golde has introduced a ranking score, based on the hemosiderin content of macrophages which enables ranking cells from 0 to 4 based on the degree of Prussian blue stain.
Where normal firing of the rifle fails to reveal an asymmetry between surfaces, Prussian Blue or a permanent felt-tip marking pen can be used to show points of wear.
Stern said the two women had been administered Prussian blue, an antidote commonly used to counteract thallium's effect, and had undergone dialysis to help rid their systems of lingering toxins.
Mirella's Meryl/ Lycra halter leotard in Prussian blue #M229L; $37.
The inclusions were positive on periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining, diastase-resistant von Kossa's staining (figure 3), and Prussian blue staining.