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ster·e·ol·o·gy

(ster'ē-ol'ŏ-jē),
A study of the three-dimensional aspects of a cell or microscopic structure.
[stereo- + G. logos, study]
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stereology

(stĕr″ē-ŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. stereos, solid, + logos, word, reason]
The study of three-dimensional aspects of objects.
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The obtained values of stereologic measurement in the acute increase of the nuclei volume is probably a consequence of the nearby focus of infection or toxic effects of Candida albicans.
Thus, automated indices may prove superior to manual stereologic estimates because the latter most often are performed on a sample of cells and not the entire lesion.
An improved stereologic method for three-dimensional estimation of particle size distribution from observations in two dimensions and its application.
Stereologic and autometallographic studies on the brains of these monkeys indicated that the persistence of the [Hg.sup.2+] in the brain was associated with a significant increase in the number of microglia in the brain, whereas the number of astrocytes declined.
Melsen, "Influence of particle size of autogenous bone grafts on the early stages of bone regeneration: a histologic and stereologic study in rabbit calvarium," The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, vol.
Stereologic analysis of neurofibrillary tangle formation in prefrontal cortex area 9 in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Because the amount of site-specific paraffin sections was limited in these fetal lungs, we quantified only the abundance of mucosubstance in the airway epithelium of proximal (intrapulmonary generations 1-3) conducting airways, determined using stereologic assessment of lung structure (Hsia et al.
Measurements were carried out using an Olympus microscope equipped with a x100 oil immersion lens (numerical aperture of 1.4) at a final magnification of x1200, and using the stereologic software CAST-GRID (Interactivision, Silkeborg, Denmark).
Comparison of three methods for the estimation of total intracranial volume: stereologic, planimetrie, and anthropometric approaches.
Stereologic examination of placentas from mothers who smoke during pregnancy.
Discriminant analysis was performed in order to ascertain the classificatory power of stereologic variables (absolute and relative measurements of cell number and fibre length) on age groups.