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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

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.

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin)
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.
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He further said, "I would like to draw your attention to the recent press conference held by Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao that formalin laced fish has already entered Goa and (he) expressed fear that we are consuming poisonous fish.
On the other hand, 30 fishes (TL: 9 [+ or -] 1 cm; W: 12 [+ or -] 2 g), obtained from CINVESTAV facilities were treated with ETC of formalin against Cichlidogyrus obtained previously (FORM Group).
Two treatments viz., UV and formalin treatment were involved in this study.
Intravesical formalin for the control of intractable bladder hemorrhage secondary to cystitis or cancer.
Authorities are now inspecting other container vans at the Navotas Fish Port to ensure that no other products are tainted with formalin.
In the formalin test, EOPPgfl (20, 30, and 60 mg/kg) significantly reduced the time the animal spent licking its paw in both phases of the test (Figure 2A and B) compared to the control (1st phase 74.85 [+ or -] 2.26 s (n=8) and the 2nd phase 135 [+ or -] 7.61 s (n=8)).
The controversy involving the use of formalin in fish erupted in July after a Food Drugs Administration team led by Fernandes found traces of formalin in fish sold in Goa.
Inflammation induced by sub-aponeurotic injection of 0.1 mL of formalin (2% v/v formaldehyde) in left hind paw on 1st and 3rd day.
While the words formaldehyde and formalin are often used interchangeably, formalin is an aqueous solution containing 37-40% formaldehyde (1-4).
A 27-year-old woman died after she was embalmed alive as doctors mistakenly put her on a formalin drip, a solution containing formaldehyde, instead of saline.
But instead she suffered vomiting and violent convulsions after her body was slowly flooded with formalin - a solution that contains formaldehyde.

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