fixation

Any chemical or physical treatment of cellular material that tends to result in its insolubilization, thus making it suitable for various types of processing for microscopy, such as embedding or staining. Typically, fixation involves protein denaturation.

fixation

(Learning Modules / Psychology / Measuring the unmeasurable) In Freud's theory of psychosexual development, the failure to complete a stage successfully which results in a continuation of that stage into later adulthood.

fixation

(fik-sa´shәn) the act or operation of holding, suturing, or fastening in a fixed position. the condition of being held in a fixed position. in psychiatry, either arrest of development at a particular stage or an abnormally close attachment to some person. in microscopy, the trea...
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fixation

(L. fixatio) 1. the act or operation of holding, suturing, or fastening in a fixed position. 2. the condition of being held in a fixed position. 3. in psychiatry, a term with two related but distinct meanings : (1) arrest of development at a particular stage, which like regression (return to an earlier stage), if temporary is a normal reaction to.....
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fixation

[n] - the activity of fastening something firmly in position 2. [n] - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
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Fixation

• (n.) The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements. • (n.) A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals. • (n.) The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm. • (n.) The act of fixing...
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fixation

noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
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Fixation

[alchemy] Fixation in alchemy refers to a process by which a previously volatile substance is `transformed` into a form (often solid) that is not affected by fire. It separates the substance or object and puts it back in the same or different shape at a subatomic level. Fixation is sometimes listed as one of the processes required for trans...
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Fixation

[histology] In the fields of histology, pathology, and cell biology, fixation is a critical step in the preparation of histological sections by which biological tissues are preserved from decay, thereby preventing autolysis or putrefaction. The structure of a tissue is determined by the shapes and sizes of macromolecules in and around cells...
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Fixation

[psychology] Fixation is a concept originated by Sigmund Freud (1905) to denote the persistence of anachronistic sexual traits. Subsequently, {``}Fixation` acquired a broader connotation. With the development of theory of libidinal stages...the term came to mean a persistent attachment, not only to the specific instinctual aims of a particu...
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Fixation

[surgical] Fixation in orthopedics is the process by which an injury is rendered immobile. This may be accomplished by internal fixation, using intramedullary rod, Kirschner wire or dynamic compression plate; or by external fixation, using a spanning external fixator, Taylor Spatial Frame or Ilizarov apparatus. ...
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Fixation

[visual] Fixation or visual fixation is the maintaining of the visual gaze on a single location. Humans (and other animals with a fovea) typically alternate saccades and visual fixations, the notable exception being in smooth pursuit, controlled by a different neural substrate that appear to have developed for hunting prey. There are three ...
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Fixation

Fix·a'tion (fĭks*ā'shŭn) noun [ Confer French fixation .] 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. « An unalterable fixation of resolution.» Killingbeck. « To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or
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fixation

1. <orthopaedics> The act or operation of holding, suturing or fastening in a fixed position. The condition of being held in a fixed position. ... 2. <psychiatry> A term with two related but distinct meanings: 1. Arrest of development at a particular stage, which like regression (return to an earlier stage), if temporary is a normal rea...
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Fixation

A rule of the National Association of Securities Dealers providing ethical guidelines for spreads cr
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Fixation

A state in which a person remains attached to objects or activities more appropriate for an earlier stage of psychosexual development.
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Fixation

Chemical bath which converts unused halides to a soluble silver complex in both negatives and prints
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Fixation

Firmly attaching one object to another with the aim of not letting it move, e.g., fixation of a bone during surgery.
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fixation

fixation 1. The act or operation of holding, suturing, or fastening something in a fixed position. 2. The condition of being held in a fixed position. 3. An arrest of development at a particular stage, which like regression (return to an earlier stage), if temporary is a normal reaction to setbacks and difficulties; but if protracted or frequent,...
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fixation

fixation: see psychoanalysis.
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Fixation

loss of all alleles of a gene but one.
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FIXATION

The act of directing the eyes to an object so that its image is formed on the most sensitive part of the retina.
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Fixation

The act, process or operation of holding, suturing or fastening something into a fixed position. In orthopedics, often refers to the stability and immobilization of an implant into the patient's body.
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fixation

the activity of fastening something firmly in position
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Fixation

The process of setting a price of a commodity, whether in the present or the future. See: Gold fixing.
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