PLASTINATION: A MIRACLE IN THE PRESERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN
Sanjay Prasad Sah*, Dr. Kishwor Bhandari, Sanju Acharya, Paras Thapa, Dr. Naresh Chandra Goel, Dr. Haritha K. Nimmagada
Plastination is a novel technique to preserve the body and its parts. It preserves the tissue permanently in a life- like state. In this method, water and fat of the biological specimen is replaced by polymers. Unlike formalin, this method of preservation is without any health hazards. In this study, plastination was done in few cadaveric organs like heart, lungs, brain, kidneys etc. The plastinated organs were displayed to medicals students and faculties. Their feedback, suggestation and use of plastination technique have been discussed in detail. Plastination is an important contribution in the development of a model and teaching aids for better understanding of anatomy.
Keywords: Plastination, anatomy, specimen.
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