Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extremely small bubble, usually only a few hundred micrometers in diameter, that can be uniformly suspended in a liquid such as blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A microscale bubble, used in medical diagnostics as a contrast agent for ultrasound imaging.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ bubble (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And its not remarkable - geochemists have long known that rapid vertical gas transport of up to 100's of metres per day can occur. try googling geogas + microbubble.

    Rabett Run

  • He says that it should be possible to use microbubble pairs generated by ultrasound rather than lasers as a clinical drug-delivery system.

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  • High-speed photography showed that the microbubble pair could be made to collapse in such a way that the jet of blue dye created a hole between 0.2 and 2 micrometres across - allowing the jet of liquid to enter without instantly destroying the cell.

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  • Ultrasound agents are based on gas microbubble technology and are considered to have low adverse effects as compared to iodine or gadolinium based contrast agents.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The localized nature of the heating causes enormous temperature gradients to be set up in the fluid and these, in turn, set up surface tension gradients that give rise to complex flow patterns in the immediate vicinity of the microbubble.

    Medgadget

  • Experts at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent, pioneered the microbubble technique, the results of which suggested that breast cancer patients could avoid repeat surgery.

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  • Wells NHS Trust, Kent, pioneered the microbubble technique, the results of which suggested that breast cancer patients could avoid repeat surgery.

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  • Three cases of blood clots occurred only in the microbubble treatment group, Kharlamov said.

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  • Since the microbubble protects the stem cells from the body's immune system, it is possible to use a donor's bone marrow.

    News-Letter

  • The potential for large energy savings with our microbubble generation approach is huge.

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