A novel method for coloring and labeling specimens inthe anatomy museum

Prabhu, Latha V. and Pai, Mangala M. and *, Divya Premchandran and Vadgaonkar, Rajanigandha and *, Murlimanju BV (2015) A novel method for coloring and labeling specimens inthe anatomy museum. International Journal of Anatomy and Research, 3 (2). pp. 1165-1167. ISSN 2321- 4287

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Introduction: In today’s medical educational programs in various institutes anatomy is an essential part of the curriculum in the first year of the medical course. An attractive and innovative anatomical museum forms a vital role in furthering the interest and educating a medical student. Once a specimen has undergone fixation it is essential to color and label the specimens in order to ensure better visualization of required structures and for its proper placement in the museum. Materials and methods: We have utilized a novel method of using commercially available nail polish as a coloring agent and as a part of the labeling of museum specimens. Results: Nail polish being non- toxic and readily available can be used without causing any complications. Discussion: Commercially available nail polish is cost effective and non-toxic. Its various usages are described along with the techniques of labeling done in our anatomy museum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coloring, Labeling, Nail Polish, Proxy labeling.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2015 05:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2015 05:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143326

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