Silver Impregnation of Degenerating Axon Terminals in the Central Nervous System: (1) Technic. (2) Chemical Notes

  • W. J. H. Nauta
  • P. A. Gygax
Part of the Contemporary Neuroscientists book series (CN)


A new silver technic, tested on the brain of the rat, is described, especially suitable for demonstrating terminal degeneration within the central nervous system. It is a modification of the Glees method, designed to avoid use of tap water in preparing solutions. Some of the chemical principles underlying the process of reductive liberation of metallic silver from ammoniacal silver nitrate solutions are discussed.


Silver Nitrate Metallic Silver Silver Oxide Silver Nitrate Solution Silver Impregnation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. H. Nauta
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. A. Gygax
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyThe University of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Chemical TechnologyThe Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

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