silver stain

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sil·ver stain

any of a variety of stains (for example, Bielschowsky, Gomori silver, impregnation stains) that employ alkaline silver nitrate solutions to stain connective tissue fibers (reticulin, collagen), calcium salt deposits, spirochetes, neurologic tissue, and nucleolar organizer regions.
A metallic silver-based stain which is used to highlight basement membranes, and is of greatest use in glomerulonephritides, many of which have thickening or other glomerular basement membrane changes


1. a chemical element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.870, symbol Ag. See Table 6. It is used in medicine for its caustic, astringent and antiseptic effects. Experimental poisoning with silver salts causes myopathy.
2. a coat color in dogs, foxes.

silver amalgam
see amalgam.
silver collie syndrome
see canine cyclic hematopoiesis.
silver grass
silver halide
any of the silver salts with halogens including bromine, chlorine, iodine used in photographic emulsion.
silver iodide
soluble silver salt used in cloud seeding but presents no toxicological risk to local grazing cattle.
silver-leaf ironbark
silver-leafed nightshade
silver nitrate
colorless or white crystals, used as a caustic and local anti-infective.
silver nitrate (toughened)
a mixture of silver nitrate with hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride or potassium nitrate, occurring as white crystalline masses molded into pencils or cones, called caustic pencils; a convenient means of applying silver nitrate locally. Called also lunar caustic.
silver protein
silver made colloidal by the presence of, or combination with, protein; an active germicide with a local irritant and astringent effect.
silver stain
a method of demonstrating flagella on bacteria, or for visualizing very thin bacteria, such as leptospires.
silver sulfadiazine
the silver salt of sulfadiazine, having bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as well as being effective against yeasts; used as a topical anti-infective for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second and third degree burns.
silver weed
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1,2] Warthin-Starry silver staining is the gold standard for diagnosis, revealing clusters of bacilli.
The researchers used several methods for examining the cultures for spirochetes including light and darkfield microscopy, silver staining, immunohistochemical staining, molecular hybridization, and PCR analysis.
Grocott methenamine silver staining on sections from the small intestinal masses and lymph nodes demonstrated abundant cup- and disc-shaped cysts, morphologically characteristic of P jiroveci (Figure 3).
Silver staining : The gel was washed with 200 ml distilled water for 30 min on a shaker at RT.
Large, ovoid yeast cells with doublecontoured walls, [approximately equal to] 10-15 [micro]m, were identified in this exudate by using the Grocott methenamine silver staining technique and IHC for B.
Even when fungal forms are not grown by culture, they frequently can be identified by silver staining of the tissue specimen.
Subsequently after electrophoresis, silver staining was carried out by the procedure of Nadin et all (10).
Controlled silver staining of nucleolus organizer regions with a protective colloidal developer: a 1-step method.
Brains were mounted on a freezing stage of a sliding cryostat (Microm-HM505E; Zeiss, Wallford, Germany), and a serial set of representative coronal sections (30 [micro]m) was selected at an interval of 240 [micro]m for amino cupric silver staining procedures according to previously published methods (de Olmos et al.
Both at the clinic and in the ROS and Rush MAP studies, Bielschowsky's method of silver staining is used at the postmortem examination to identify neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles from five regions of the brain.
AFLP banding patterns were visualized on 5% denaturing polyacrylamide gel using silver staining technique.