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mi·cro·sphere

(mī'krō-sfēr),
Tiny globules of radiolabeled material such as macroaggregated albumin, about 15 mcm in size.

microsphere

[mī′krəsfir′]
1 a centrosome.
2 a microscopic globule of radiolabeled material.

microsphere

A 10–4-µm-diameter bead made from PLGA (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)), a biodegradable and biocompatible compound used to entrap drugs (e.g., amoxicillin for listeriosis or Lupron Deport for prostate cancer) for timed therapeutic delivery over a period of days to months.

microsphere

small bodies of matter formed by the combinations of proteins that are produced in experiments attempting to simulate the creation of life on earth.
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The plugging effect of the DCA microsphere was evaluated using three layers of the heterogeneous artificial core.
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Microspheres range in size from one micrometer to one millimeter in diameter, and can be manufactured from a wide variety of materials including glass, ceramics, fly ash, polymers and metallic/ mineral substances like titanium dioxide.
The small differences in diameters lead to a small shift in the scattering pattern resulting in an incomplete subtraction of scattering signals from the two microsphere suspensions.
The microspheres provide structure, similar to scaffolds, creating space between cells that is maintained after the beads degrade.
This may be explained due to phase separation take place in emulsion droplets before microsphere solidification.
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Notched Izod impact, tensile and fiexural strengths and elongation at break all show much better properties when a coupling agent is applied to the microsphere filler.
With each step, the grip became stronger, indicating that microspheres were being shed.
Microsphere size, determined by 90-degree light scatter, is used to eliminate microsphere aggregates from the analysis.
Three solid glass microsphere formulations are available in diameters of 45 micron and larger and the following densities: