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histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solutionAbbreviation: HTK solution
A preservative to protect a harvested organ before its transplantation into a donor. It is typically infused into the donor organ before the organ is removed from the body and then used to bathe the organ while it is kept in storage at 4° C before implantation into the recipient.
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