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Title: Saturated Salt Solution an Alternative Reagent in Reducing Formaldehyde Concentration in Embalming
Authors: Gosomji, I.J.
Omirinde, J.O.
Hena, S.A.
Wanmi, N.
Azeez, I.A.
Keywords: cadaver
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2018
Publisher: MOJ Anatomy & Physiology
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;No. 3: Pp 205‒207
Abstract: A well embalmed cadaver for a participatory dissection should be able to have long-term structural preservation of organs and tissues with minimal distortion, deterred from hardening or any form of modification. Six (6) goats meant for students’ dissection practical were utilized for this study in the period of six (6) months. They were grouped into A, B and C based on concentration of formaldehyde in relation to saturated salt solution. Stock solution of saturated salt solution (SSS) was used to make 5% and 10% of formalin used in grouped A and B respectively while group C was 20% formalin with no saturated salt solution. It was observed better range of motion (ROM) on pressure application on joints of the limb in group A and B. The integrity of the muscle was maintained in group B. In conclusion, this study has proven that saturated salt solution (SSS) is the best, affordable and accessible option of reagent in embalming. It maintained the integrity of the tissue without distorting the color, shape and texture of the structure. Also, the hazardous effect of formaldehyde was reduced thereby making dissection convenient to both students and instructors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2391
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