Sixty years ago, preparing sections of the brain with investigative intent was carried out mainly by anatomists and neuropathologists in search of normal or abnormal structures visible to the eye or through a microscope. Having been obtained postmortem, the organ or its sections were not expected to show functional alterations and indeed were “fixed” with reactive chemicals to minimize endogenous changes.
KeywordsRest Membrane Potential Cerebral Tissue Cerebral Neuron Lateral Olfactory Tract Endogenous Change
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