Stains & molecular markers

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PubMed Search: Argentaffin[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Argentaffin. website. Accessed January 20th, 2021.
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
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