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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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Results: The patients responded to viable probiotics with a significantly larger increase in systemic IgA and IgG concentrations than in the patients who received placebo or sonicates.
The sonicates were then centrifuged at 13,000g for 5 min, and the supernatant was transferred to black 96-well microplates (Packard Instrument Co.
We used purified EspA, which was confirmed by SDS-PAGE to be a single band with no detectable contaminants, while Parissi-Crivelli used sonicates of organisms expressing an unknown amount of EspA on a plasmid and subtracted as background the sonicates of the vector bacteria lacking the gene for EspA.
From the 43 individuals that tested as TSD carriers, leukocyte pellets or sonicates were available for 25; DNA was successfully isolated from 24 samples by use of previously described procedures (18).
The presence of an ESBL was confirmed by microbiologic and biochemical tests using different third-generation cephalosporins as substrates for the enzymes present in bacterial sonicates and an iodometric detection system (9).