disclosing agent


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disclosing agent

(dĭ-sklō′zĭng)
n.
A dye used in dentistry as a diagnostic aid, applied to the teeth to reveal the presence of dental plaque. Also called disclosing solution.

dis·clos·ing a·gent

(dis-klōz'ing ā'jĕnt)
A selective dye in solution or tablet form used to visualize and identify soft debris, pellicle, and bacterial plaque on the surfaces of the teeth; in dental offices, a solution is most commonly used; chewable tablets are available for use in home dental care.

disclosing agent

A diagnostic aid used in dentistry to stain areas of the teeth that are not being cleaned adequately. A dye such as erythrosine sodium is used to color dental plaque so that inadequately brushed surfaces can be shown to patients.
See also: agent

dis·clos·ing a·gent

(dis-klōz'ing ā'jĕnt)
Selective dye in solution or tablet form used to visualize and identify soft debris, pellicle, and bacterial plaque on the surfaces of the teeth; in dental offices, a solution is most commonly used; chewable tablets are available for use in home dental care.
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But the Premier League, who effectively hold the purse-strings due to the enormous commercial success of the elite division, indicated their clubs would turn down the idea as they would suggestions of disclosing agents' fees, widening the spread of TV cash within their own league and wage-capping.
But the Premier League, who hold the purse-strings of football in this country due to the commercial success of the elite division, indicated their clubs would turn down the idea -as they would suggestions of disclosing agents' fees, widening the spread of TV cash within their own league and wage-capping.