Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Page No. 1165-1167
Date of Publication: 30-06-2015
A NOVEL METHOD FOR COLORING AND LABELING SPECIMENS IN THE ANATOMY MUSEUM
Latha V. Prabhu 1, Mangala M. Pai *2, Divya Premchandran 3, Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar 4, Murlimanju B.V 5.
1Professor of Anatomy, *2,4 Associate Professor 3 PG in Anatomy, 5 Assistant Professor.
Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Centre for Basic Sciences, Bejai, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Address: Dr. Mangala M. Pai, Associate professor, Department of Anatomy
Centre for Basic Science, KMC, Bejai, Mangalore 575004, Karnataka, India.
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.
KEY WORDS: Coloring, Labeling, Nail Polish, Proxy labeling.
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Latha V. Prabhu, Mangala M. Pai, Divya Premchandran, Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar, Murlimanju B.V. A NOVEL METHOD FOR COLORING AND LABELING SPECIMENS IN THE ANATOMY MUSEUM. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(2):1165-1167. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.192