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laser scanning confocal
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Definition - Type of light microscope that that uses a sharply focused light source (typically a laser) to excite fluors or otherwise visualize the specimen one point at a time. Out of focus light is removed by an aperture inserted in the transmitted light path; 2 or 3 dimensional likenesses are then reconstructed by computer; relatively noninvasive, applicable to thick sections and living tissue. (CSP)
Source - UMLS
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