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Colored azo compounds formed by the reduction of tetrazolium salts. Employing this reaction, oxidoreductase activity can be determined quantitatively in tissue sections by allowing the enzymes to act on their specific substrates in the presence of tetrazolium salts.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D02.172.600

MeSH Unique ID: D005562

Entry Terms:

  • Formazan

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