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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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Reproducible results were obtained by sonicating a known weight of sample in 20ml of distilled water in a sonic bath for five minutes before adding TISAB and analyzing.
The authors extracted endotoxin from the GF and PC filters by placing each filter in a vial containing 5 mL of sterile, pyrogen-free water (at 37-40[degrees]C) for 60 minutes and sonicating each vial at 10-minute intervals.
Vortexing swabs for 2 min during processing resulted in superior extraction of spores when compared to sonicating them for 12 min or subjecting them to minimal agitation.
The flask continued stirring to emulsify for 60 min after which a sonicating probe (Fisher 300W Sonic Dismembrator used at 70% output [maximum output of 300W] for durations of 25 min) was immersed into this pre-emulsion.
Each day thereafter, inoculated plants were moved to a mist chamber (a saturated atmosphere was maintained by a cool-air, sonicating humidifier) during daylight hours (minimum of 10 h light) and then were moved back into the dew chamber at night.
2 mL) was added to the microcentrifuge tube containing the scale cover, then the tube was closed and placed in a sonicating bath for 12 h.
Sonicating the extract or treating it with detergents did not alleviate the smearing problem.
Dintzis, who casually suggested, "Why not try sonicating the samples?
Nasdaq: MSON) today announced the introduction of the Sonicator 4000 ("S4000"), its new digital sonicating product, believed to be the world's most advanced ultrasonic liquid processor.