plastinate


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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.
In no way can von Hagens be compared to Vesalius, since he inhabits a totally different world: his plastinates are not research objects.
This brings us to the very contemporary plastinates.
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.
Ninety-five percent of the plastinates are deceased Germans (average age, 60) who died 10 to 12 years ago, says von Hagens, who guarantees donors anonymity.
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.
Before hardening the specimens with gas, light, or heat, the plastinates are fixed into lifelike poses, illustrating how our bodies respond internally to everyday movements and activities.
Approximately 25 whole-body plastinates are fixed in dramatic poses - playing basketball, soccer, pondering a chess move or running - revealing the true-to-life spatial relationships among organs.
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.
Among the exhibition's full-body plastinates, as they are known, are a relay runner posed mid-handover to display the human muscular system and a gym nast caught in mid-air doing a spreadeagle jump.
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.