plastination


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plastination

(ˌplæstɪˈneɪʃən)
n
a technique for embalming bodies by impregnating whole organs with silicon polymers
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Noun1.plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
fixation, fixing - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
drying up, evaporation, desiccation, dehydration - the process of extracting moisture
curing, solidification, solidifying, hardening, set - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
saturation, impregnation - the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
preservation - a process that saves organic substances from decay
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The application of the plastination method in experimental orthopaedic surgery.
A greater legal challenge may exist with regard to the origin of many of the bodies, since it is possible that not all of the individuals voluntarily donated their bodies for the purposes of plastination and exhibition.
The plastination is a technique that replaces water molecules of the body by a polymer while keeping the original structure and characteristics of the piece.
Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of plastination, invented by Dr von Hagens.
The exhibit showcases more than 100 animals, such as elephants and eels, that are preserved through plastination so guests can see different species' inner workings, from circulatory to muscle systems.
Plastination laboratory in department of anatomy is first in the whole country.
Actual is always better than simulated, so cadaveric dissection is better than learning by computer multimedia programmers like videos, cadaveric plastination, non-cadaveric models, computer based images etc.
The chapter proceeds to look at theological insights into ageing and immortality, but then focuses on the challenges presented by the preservation and presentation of the dead through plastination (i.
Plusieurs exemples ethnographiques nous conduisent a constater une desymbolisation des corps, surtout morts (voir le texte de Lemonnier et Trompette), au contact des technologies de l'espoir, une dynamique magnifiquement exposee par Liselotte Hermes da Fonseca sur le spectacle de la plastination de Gunter von Hagens.
Von Hagens, who relies solely on donated specimens, spent three years creating the 12-foot tall horse-and-rider statue through a plastination process.
Since the first controversial public showing in Manheim's Museum for Technology and Labour 15 years ago, more than 13 000 people have signed up to donate their bodies for plastination, inspired by Body Worlds--dubbed the most successful touring exhibition ever (35 million viewers).