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plas·ti·nate

(plas'ti-nāt),
1. An anatomic preparation created through plastination.
2. To prepare something using the techniques of plastination.
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(7) All the human plastinates are from people who donated their bodies for plastination via a body donation program.
The anatomical accuracy and durability of plastinates make them powerful tools to accelerate knowledge acquisition and strengthens diagnostic abilities for medical students utilizing a wider variety of learning strategies.
"The Walker" is splayed down the middle, exposing the plastinate's heart and other internal organs, and its head is split in half, the brain sliced in 1/4 -inch sections.
7; see what more than 22 million people worldwide have seen since the original "Body Worlds" exhibit opened in Toyko in 1995; and see what more than 7,000 people have signed up to become after the Grim Reaper visits: plastinates.
Approximately 25 whole-body plastinates are fixed in various poses--playing basketball and soccer, running, pondering a chess move--revealing the true-to-life spatial relationships among organs.
What is so striking about many of the gestalt plastinates is that they have been dissected and shaped to make them resemble artistic forms familiar from Renaissance art.
The cross-sectional plastinates obtained in our study were also extremely durable and harmless to human health.
The third of von Hagens' three public anatomical exhibitions, the 23,000-square-foot Body Worlds 3 features more than 200 authentic organs and whole-body specimens, known as plastinates, fixed in dramatic and athletic poses, giving visitors the opportunity to observe the body's locomotive, digestive, nervous and vascular systems, and compare healthy and diseased organs, such as the lungs of a smoker and nonsmoker.
Visitors can explore human anatomy, physiology and health through a series of full body plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.
Dr Gunther von Hagens and his 'plastinates' have been a potent talking point for years.
Visitors will be able to explore human anatomy, physiology and health through a series of full body plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices that give a complete picture of how the human body functions.