crenation


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crenation

[krə′nā·shən]
(physiology)
A notched appearance of shrunken erythrocytes; seen when they are exposed to the air or to strong saline solutions.

crenation

One of a series of rounded projections or teeth forming an edge.
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Hematoxylin-eosin-stained slides were evaluated for integrity of tissue architecture, as well as for details of nuclei and nucleoli, preservation of cytoplasmic structure, cellular secretions, stroma/ epithelium interface, and possible presence of crenation of red blood cells and hemolysis.
3] False negatives may also be noted with high specific gravity urines, since the crenation of leukocytes can prevent esterase release.
Electron microscopy of the skin biopsy showed proliferation of vascular smooth-muscle cells, crenation of the internal elastic lamina and fragmentation of elastic fibres.