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Peripheral Nerve Histology

(Stain - Osmium)

  • has a great affinity for lipids and is chemically bound to the fat and as such acts as a fixative.
  • using osmium as a 'stain' makes use of the fact that osmium oxidises tissue fats and forms a black substance which is easily seen in the light microscope.


Nerve Images: neurovascular bundle osmium | overview osmium | neural connective tissue HE | nerve longitudinal HE | myelin sheath HE | Medicine Practical

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 24) Embryology Peripheral nerve histology 05.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Peripheral_nerve_histology_05.jpg

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