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(Science: chemical) A mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It has a wide range of uses including as a stiffening agent in ointments, as a lubricant, and as a topical anti-inflammatory. It is also commonly used as an embedding material in histology.

Pharmacological action: anti-inflammatory agent, topical, pharmaceutic aid, sclerosing solutions.

Chemical name: paraffin waxes and Hydrocarbon waxes

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identify bacterias in Gram stain kit &The Giemsa Stain Kit

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Topic: identify bacterias in Gram stain kit &The Giemsa Stain Kit
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embedding cells in paraffin

Hi, How can I embed cells in a 6-wells plate into paraffin wax? I cannot detach the cells so this has to be done in situ. Thanks.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:19 pm
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Topic: embedding cells in paraffin
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:01 pm
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Topic: Microorganisms and organic preservation?
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