microstreaming

microstreaming

(mi?kro-strem'ing)
The flow of interstitial fluids, or the pulsation of tissue particles associated with the application of therapeutic ultrasound. In physical medicine, microstreaming can promote soft-tissue healing. In dentistry, it is used in the removal of plaque and scale. See: cavitation
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Acoustic microstreaming is the unidirectional movement of fluids along cell membranes, which occurs as a result of the mechanical pressure changes within the ultrasound field.
Microstreaming may alter cell membrane structure, function and permeability, which has been suggested to stimulate tissue repair.
125 A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR BLOOD SEPARATION AND CELL MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS USING ACOUSTIC MICROSTREAMING AND HYDRODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES
The device was designed based on acoustic microstreaming and hydrodynamic separation principles to separate Red Blood cells from White Blood Cells.
Acoustic microstreaming is the creation of small-scale eddies near a vibrating structure that causes a high-velocity fluid gradient along the boundaries between cell membranes, bubbles, and tissue fibers.
This device relies on the mechanisms of stable cavitation and acoustic microstreaming described previously to promote healing through active cell stimulation.
Microbubbles agitated by the same mechanism of cavitation and microstreaming can cause localized mechanical stress on the adjacent clot.
enhancement of microstreaming and cavitation) [51].
Acoustic microstreaming is the flow of water caused by the ultrasonic waves.
With calculus believed to be only secondary to disease and therefore inconsequential, therapy now centered on the benefits and value of the acoustic turbulence and microstreaming, cavitation and lavage that ultrasonic therapy provided.
Cavitation, acoustic turbulence and microstreaming were believed to destroy free-flowing gram-negative pathogens--not only where they made contact with the tip, but 3 mm beyond its terminal end.
Acoustic microstreaming is a phenomenon that exists in a fluid environment such as water and is characterized by the production of large shear forces.