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Definition / general
Cite this page: Argentaffin. website. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Argentaffin cells/tissues contains a substance (such as catecholamines, indolamines) that reduces silver and other metallic salts to metallic silver, staining brown or black
  • Argentaffin stains are: Fontana-Masson, Schmorl's, Autofluorescence, diazonium salt