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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Thanks to the science of plastination, invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens, each animal has been painstakingly preserved allowing visitors to see what lies beneath nature's skin in intricate detail.
Visitors can explore human anatomy, physiology and health through a series of full body plastinates (human bodies that have been preserved by a process called plastination), individual organs and transparent body slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.
But the fascination is there, as evidenced by the Life exhibition, featuring the bodies preserved by Dr Gunther von Hagens through his "plastination" process.
It is blending art with science." Each body has been preserved by plastination, which von Hagens developed in 1977 at Heidelberg University.
(5) Laboratory of Plastination & Anatomical Techniques, Research Centre in Dental Sciences, Dental School, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
For the uninitiated, the exhibition features real human bodies which have been preserved through plastination, a process invented by von Hagens which halts decomposition, thus allowing bodies to be displayed for the purpose of public education.
The exhibition, which features real human bodies preserved through plastination, aims to give visitors a foresnsic look at human anatomy, exploring how the body functions and what happens when disease strikes.
Life is currently host to the world-famous Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds Vital exhibition which features real human bodies preserved through plastination and Linda said the gures spoke for themselves when it came to how exhibitions like this were expanding the Centre's appeal.