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noun, plural: fixations

(biological technique) The use of a fixative to preserve histological, cytological, or microbiological specimen

(zoology) The determination of type, whether by designation, or indication

(chemistry) The process in which a substance is removed from the gaseous or solution phase and localized, as in carbon dioxide fixation; The chemical removal of all undeveloped salts of the film emulsion, leaving only the developed silver forming a permanent image

(ophthalmology) The direction of the gaze so that the visual image of the object falls on the fovea centralis

(orthopedics) The act of holding, suturing, or fastening in a fixed position

(psychiatry) The arrest of development at a particular stage

(psychology) A close and suffocating attachment to another person, such as a childhood figure like one's mother or father


Word origin: Old French fixation

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I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

I think there would be some problems in your fixation step

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by mitochondrion
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.
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... read the whole thing as I plan on passing out to sleep soon) However, if something is neither selected for or against, how did the mutations reach fixation? I suppose it could happen just by chance alone...but I'll have to read it to see their support. We have a limited follicle pool and therefore ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)

... effect of this practice on the environment. 26.Explain why herbicides have such a deadly effect on green plants. 27.Desert plants use CAM carbon fixation, in which carbon dioxide uptake occurs during the night. The carbon is then fixed for use in the daylight hours, when photosynthesis occurs. ...

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by Ninthprince
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)
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Fixing CFSE labeled cells

... them all at once by flow cytometry. I was planning to fix the cells with 75% ethanol after collecting them. Is this possible / reliable? Or does fixation / storage affect the signal? And another thing, how sensitive is the CFSE signal to light? Do I have to wrap my 6-wells plate in aluminium ...

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by BiolMC
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fixing CFSE labeled cells
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Carnoy's fixation problem

Hi everyone, What should be the original concentration of ethanol or methanol used in the preparation of Carnoy's fixative solution? I know it is alcohol: glacial acetic acid( 3:1). But what is the original concentration of the alcohol? Thank you very much :)

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by Sue4
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Carnoy's fixation problem
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