Weigert law

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Wei·gert law

the loss or destruction of a part or element in the organic world is likely to result in compensatory replacement and overproduction of tissue during the process of regeneration or repair (or both), as in the formation of callus when a fractured bone heals.

Wei·gert law

(vī'gert law)
The loss or destruction of a part or element in the organic world is likely to result in compensatory replacement and overproduction of tissue during the process of regeneration or repair (or both), as in the formation of callus when a fractured bone heals.

Weigert law

An observation stating that loss or destruction of tissue results in an excess of new tissue during repair.
See also: Weigert, Carl

Weigert,

Carl, German pathologist, 1845-1904.
Weigert iodine solution - an iodine-potassium iodide mixture used as a reagent to alter crystal and methyl violet so that they are retained by certain bacteria and fungi.
Weigert iron hematoxylin stain
Weigert law - the loss or destruction of a part or element in the organic world is likely to result in compensatory replacement and overproduction of tissue during the process of regeneration or repair. Synonym(s): overproduction theory
Weigert stain - dye used in the study of myelinated axons.
Weigert stain for actinomyces
Weigert stain for elastin
Weigert stain for fibrin
Weigert stain for myelin
Weigert stain for neuroglia
Weigert-Gram stain - a stain for bacteria in tissues in which sections are stained in alum-hematoxylin, then in eosin, aniline methyl violet, and Lugol solution.
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I have no doubt that many of us consume lots of things that Barber disapproves of--and having read this book, I have a very good sense of which things those are--but there is nothing to be said in favor of the moralized overproduction theory in the absence of a theory of needs, and evidence that our current patterns of consumption are not meeting real needs.