Simple Acrylic Color Technique for the Preparation of Wet Specimen in Anatomy Museum

  • Sunil Shrestha BPKIHS
  • Prabhakar Yadav Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy; B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
  • Samyog Mahat Senior Resident, Department of Human Anatomy; B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
  • Shamsher Shrestha Additional Professor, Department of Human Anatomy; B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
Keywords: Color specimen, Anatomy museum preparation, Acrylic painting, Plastic mounting

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The subject anatomy is an essential subject in medical college for students and museum with attractive, an innovative colored specimen with well-labeled specimen aids a pivotal role for teaching and learning process. Once the specimen has been selected for coloring, undergoes fixation, acrylic paint coloring, plastic bottle mounting and proper labeling for better visualization of the structure.

MATERIALS & METHOD:

We have utilized a simple acrylic color method for painting the gross specimen available for teaching and learning process from well-embalmed cadavers. The materials required are acrylic color paint, brush, clear nail polish, glycerin, clear plastic bottle, 10% formaldehyde and can be performed at room temperature.

RESULT:

The acrylic coloring technique of wet specimen makes specimen attractive which is cost-effective, non-toxic, creates great interest and aids long term memory to the student.

CONCLUSION:

The acrylic painted wet gross specimen with clear plastic bottle mounting remains stable in 10% formalin without color fading and makes students a better understanding of the subject.  

KEYWORDS: Color specimen, Anatomy museum preparation, Acrylic painting, Plastic mounting

Published
2020-01-23
How to Cite
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Shrestha S, Yadav P, Mahat S, Shrestha S. Simple Acrylic Color Technique for the Preparation of Wet Specimen in Anatomy Museum. JKAHS [Internet]. 23Jan.2020 [cited 30May2020];3(1). Available from: https://jkahs.org.np/jkahs/index.php/jkahs/article/view/160
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