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This table explains the abbreviations used in the "Stain" column of the images table. Additional information about the stains can be found by following the links in the table.

Abbreviation

Stain

Abbreviation

Stain

AB

alcian blue

LEI

Leishman

AzB

alizarine blue

LFC

luxol fast blue/cresyl violet

BC

biocytin

MS

methenamine silver

EL

elastin

OS

osmium

GIE

Giemsa

(P)POG

(PAAB and) PAS and orange G

GR

ground tissue (unstained)

RET

reticulin

H&E

haematoxylin and eosin

SCH

Thionin-Picric Acid

ICC

immunocytochemistry

TRI

trichrome

IH

iron haematoxylin

VG

van Gieson (or modification of VG)

KE

keratin

WHP

Whipf's polychrome

more about ..... Histological Stains by Alan Cockson


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last updated: 31/07/09