Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Human, Helly's fluid, Mallory's stain, 612 x.
The characteristically branched cardiac muscle fibers are separated by collagenous connective tissue. The differentiation of collagenous connective tissue and cardiac muscle is clearly seen with this stain. Note the capillary containing red cells. Compare capillary diameter (approximately 8 µm) with that of the cardiac muscle fiber.
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