Lila asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

What preservative is used to preserve organs?

What preservatives are used to preserve organs that are used for dissection? Like the brain, heart, etc.

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Formaldehyde usually.

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  • 6 months ago

    Usually a solution of formalin (which is an aqueous solution of formaldehyde).

    Source(s): I studied medicine when they still used dissected specimens to teach anatomy, and even allowed students to dissect (but it was optional).
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  • 6 months ago

    Formaldehyde?

    I'm just guessing.

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