Movat's stain is a pentachrome stain originally developed by Henry Zoltan Movat in 1955 to highlight the various constituents of connective tissue, especially cardiovascular tissue, by five colors in a single stained slide. In 1972, H. K. Russell, Jr. modified the technique so as to reduce the time for staining and to increase the consistency and reliability of the staining.
|Black||Nuclei; elastic fibres|
|Yellow||Collagen fibres; reticular fibres|
|Blue||Ground substance; mucin|
Movat's stain showing amyloid (brown) and fibrosis (yellow) of the heart.
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