Medical Definition of Gomori's methenamine-silver stain
Techniques for 1) argentaffin cells: a method using a methenamine-silver solution in combination with gold chloride, sodium thiosulphate, and safranin O; argentaffin granules appear brown-black against a green background; 2) urates: warm sections are treated directly with a hot methenamine-silver solution to produce a blackening of urates; 3) fungi: see Grocott-Gomori methenamine-silver stain; 4) melanin, which reduces silver nitrate.
(05 Mar 2000)
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