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POLICY ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

The laboratories of anatomy and the standard practices therein


1 Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Department of Anatomy, Benjamin S. Carson Sr. School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Nigeria
3 Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

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Ahmad Adekilekun Tijani
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jeca.jeca_44_16

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A laboratory is a facility that is equipped for carrying out scientific experiments or procedures for the purposes of research, teaching, or analysis for service provision under controlled and optimal working conditions. Anatomy is the basic essential science of medicine, laboratories of anatomy are those facilities equipped for carrying out such scientific experiments to understand the structures and functions of human and animal bodies. The laboratories of anatomy, as generally required, for any conventional laboratory, do serve three known basic functions. Each could be a teaching, research, or service laboratory or perform two or three of the functions. Common laboratory units in the department of anatomy include anatomy museum and workshop, animal cell and tissue culture laboratory, biological anthropology and forensic anatomy laboratory, clinical embryology and andrology laboratory, cytogenetic laboratory, histology and histochemistry laboratory, mortuary and gross anatomy laboratory, and radiological anatomy laboratory.


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