Re: Silver nitrate

From:Barry Rittman <>

A lot of the literature using silver nitrate is old.
Silver nitrate mixtures have been used extensively in neurohistology to
demonstrate nerves, astroglia,  etc.  Also used to show many different
cell organelles. Depending on conditions can demonstrate  from collagen
to nerves to muscle striations to cell organelles, interstitial tissue
in lung, blood vessels etc.
I think that the use of silver nitrate in demonstrating cells and nerves
in the central and peripheral nervous system offer the best starting
A good starting point are the two papers by Kathleen Page on Histologic
Methods for Peripheral Nerves. Medical Laboratory Technology. 1970 vol
27 pp 1-17 and 1971 vol. 28 pp 44-58. Not sure if these are available on
the web may have to use the old fashioned paper reading technique.

Matt Griffiths wrote:

>  Hi all,Can some one point me in the direction of a good, web based,
> resource on the applications of silver nitrate. I'm revising for my
> MSc exams and I want to get into the detail of silver impregnation -
> my notes are a bit sparse in that
> area. Thanks_________________________________
> M Griffiths BSc (Hons)
> Dept of Histopathology
> Worcester Royal Infirmary
> Postgraduate Member
> Faculty of Applied Sciences
> University of the West of England
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