Plastination is a special technique with which people can preserve biological tissue as it is alive. The development of plastination technique has opened up new vistas for gross anatomy. In particular, it has led to a major expansion in the range of human anatomic specimens available for teaching and its potential value in research is increasingly being appreciated.
The advantages of plastinated specimen
1)Little irritation, getting rid of serious irritation because of intense immersion in formalin specimens and bad effect to human health and make the teaching more environmentally.
2)Can be hand-held with certain characteristics to facilitate teaching.
3)Clear structure. We can produce a teaching specimen of each system according to the teaching needs.
4)Vivid specimen, strong sense of reality.
5)Using recycled. It will be saving resources to ensure school teaching.
6)Long time using. An investment in the long term benefit.
7)Maintenance more convenient. laboratory technician can repair the specimens according to the instruction of products. Using water to clean the stain on the sample and dry in a cool and wind place.
In a word, plastinated specimens can improve human anatomy learning environment, increase interest in learning , eliminate fear of ordinary specimens, help to improve the quality of learning. but also avoid the pollution of the environment and physical damage. this study shows it is having an increasingly the greater effect because of introduction of plastination.