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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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Following the treatment, he walked out of the focused ultrasound suite reporting that the sonications were painless.
In the pivotal study of the device, up to 100 pulses, or sonications, were delivered over a period of up to 3 hours.
The newly-approved system allows the incisionless ExAblate procedure to be performed more efficiently than the conventional method and permits more sonications during the same treatment window," said George A.