acidulated phosphate fluoride
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acidulated phosphate fluorideAbbreviation: APF
A fluoride compound applied topically to the teeth to prevent dental caries (tooth decay).
See also: fluoride
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ac·i·dul·a·ted phos·phate flu·o·ride(APF) (ă-sidyū-lā-tĕd fosfāt flōrīd)
Sodium fluoride solution with phosphoric acid added to lower its pH; intended to increase dental fluoroapatite.
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