A method for vibratome sectioning of Golgi-Cox stained whole rat brain

J Neurosci Methods. 1998 Jan 31;79(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/s0165-0270(97)00163-5.


A method for impregnating the whole rat brain with Golgi-Cox stain and sectioning with the vibratome is described. The method is simple, inexpensive and provides good resolution of dendrites and spines.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arvicolinae
  • Brain Chemistry*
  • Coloring Agents
  • Dendrites / chemistry
  • Microtomy / instrumentation*
  • Microtomy / methods
  • Pyramidal Cells / chemistry
  • Rats
  • Staining and Labeling / instrumentation*
  • Staining and Labeling / methods


  • Coloring Agents