Surgical Pathology Crossword Puzzle

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QUESTIONS LIST: formalin: a chemical that is used to preserve tissue elements as it and prevent prutifaction, clearing: process of removing dehydrating agents to prepare for infiltration of paraffin, paraffin: used to both infiltrate internal structures of tissues and support external surfaces for embedding, artifact: viewed microscopically, an element seen in tissue that affects how it is seen. could be from improper fixation, poor microtomy, under/over processing. appears as nuclear bubbling, tears, etc, microtomy: process of using a blade to get thinly cut sections of paraffin embedded tissue to then place on a slide for h&e staining, ribbon: multiple sections of paraffin embedded tissue that has been cut and laid onto a waterbath, coverslip: applying glass or film over a slide to protect the slide add allow optimal viewing under a microscope, embed: process of orienting tissue in a paraffin block for microtomy, cryostat: instrument that is kept at -23c that is used to cut thin sections of fresh tissue for rapid diagnosis and immunofluorescent staining, xylene: used as a clearing and a deparaffinizing agent, dehydrate: process of remove water from tissue to prepare it for subsequential steps, processing: process of fixing tissue, then removing excess water, and replacing in with paraffin to support internal structures, grossing: process of examining tissue and describing how it appears, the selecting representative sections of tissue that will best aid in diagnosis