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sonication

 [son″ĭ-ka´shun]
exposure to sound waves; disruption of bacteria by exposure to high-frequency sound waves.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

son·i·ca·tion

(son'i-kā'shŭn),
The process of disrupting biologic materials by use of sound wave energy.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

son·i·ca·tion

(son'i-kā'shŭn)
The process of disrupting biologic materials by use of sound wave energy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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The authors are confident that 10 minutes of sonication time is sufficient for good dispersion of carbon black with negligible particle attrition.
To overcome this limitation of diameter size, several new techniques, including volumetric ablation, one-layer strategy in volumetric ablation, variable length sonication in a point-by-point approach, oxytocin pretreatment, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, have been introduced to enable MRI-guided HIFU treatment of larger fibroids (7, 23, 29-34).
Then, 1.5 g dried samples were heated for 3 min at 245[degrees]C prior to the sonication. For comparison, samples treated with different ultrasonic power for a fixed sonication time of 3 min and samples treated with different sonication time under the same 200 W ultrasonic power were prepared.
Probably the longer sonication time causes the extraction of other molecules structurally similar to caffeine and, therefore, have similar retention times and UV absorption profiles.
At the same sonication power and time (200 W and 30 min), overlapping particles still exist in Figure 6(a) after sonication without surfactants whereas the additions of oleic acid and oleylamine result in less aggregation and no overlapping particles in Figure 6(b).
Caption: Figure 2: Status of Mix ofMWCNT and epoxy resin after (a) 5 min; (b) 1 hour; (c) 2 hours of sonication.
coli appeared to be more affected by sonication than the B cereus.
Subsequently, the sample was subjected to sonication for an appropriate time at an appropriate temperature.
Since earlier treatment could lead to better outcomes, administration of the drug in the pre-hospital setting or the battlefield could potentially improve outcomes in stroke, traumatic brain injury and blood loss." NuvOx has filed a patent application for the syringe sonication device.
Since 2009 we included sonication technique of the retrieved implants, tissue, and synovial fluid culture incubation on thioglycolate broth for up to 14 days.