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sonicate

 [son´ĭ-kāt]
1. to expose to sound waves; to disrupt bacteria by exposure to high-frequency sound waves.
2. the products of such disruption.

son·i·cate

(son'i-kāt),
To expose a suspension of cells or microbes to the disruptive effect of the energy of high frequency sound waves.

sonicate

(sŏn′ĭ-kāt) [L. sonus, sound]
To expose to sound waves.

sonicate

1. to expose to sound waves; to disrupt bacteria by exposure to high-frequency sound waves.
2. the products of such disruption.

Patient discussion about sonicate

Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)? last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.

A. Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush

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Since the cross-reacting material is PorA, it is present in sufficient quantity in bacterial sonicates used in the direct ELISA for all strains to be positive.
Effect of pinealectomy and pineal incubation medium and sonicates on insulin release by isolated pancreatic islets in vitro.
DNA was isolated from the nuclear pellet of liver sonicates (~5 mg of starting tissue) by adding 600 [micro]L of a solution containing 25 mmol/L EDTA and 20 g/L sodium dodecyl sulfate; 10 [micro]L proteinase K (stock solution 10 g/L) was added before incubating for 2 h at 60 [degrees]C.
Twenty-eight critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit were randomly assigned to receive 1 of 3 treatments daily for 7 days: 1) placebo, 2) viable probiotics, or 3) equivalent probiotic sonicates.
The clay mimic crystals were sonicated in a solution of the individual organic molecules, most of which contain polar groups, and tests were taken of the sonicates to determine if intercalation occurred.
The sonicates were then centrifuged at 13,000g for 5 min, and the supernatant was transferred to black 96-well microplates (Packard Instrument Co.