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Descriptor in English: Microbubbles
Descriptor in Spanish: Microburbujas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Microbolhas
Descriptor in French: Microbulles
Entry term(s): Aphron, Colloidal Gas
Aphrons, Colloidal Gas
Colloidal Gas Aphron
Colloidal Gas Aphrons
Gas Aphron, Colloidal
Gas Aphrons, Colloidal
Microbubble
Tree number(s): E07.553
Scope note: Small encapsulated gas bubbles (diameters of micrometers) that can be used as CONTRAST MEDIA, and in other diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Upon exposure to sufficiently intense ultrasound, microbubbles will cavitate, rupture, disappear, release gas content. Such characteristics of the microbubbles can be used to enhance diagnostic tests, dissolve blood clots, and deliver drugs or genes for therapy.
Annotation: coordinate with CONTRAST MEDIA, specific diagnostic technique or therapeutic technique if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
TU therapeutic use
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 2004
See also the descriptors: Microspheres MeSH
DeCS UI: 38356
Descriptor UI: D045423
Date Established: 2004/01/01
Date of Entry: 2003/07/09
Revision Date: 2015/03/31
Microbubbles - Preferred
Concept UI M0448195
Scope note Small encapsulated gas bubbles (diameters of micrometers) that can be used as CONTRAST MEDIA, and in other diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Upon exposure to sufficiently intense ultrasound, microbubbles will cavitate, rupture, disappear, release gas content. Such characteristics of the microbubbles can be used to enhance diagnostic tests, dissolve blood clots, and deliver drugs or genes for therapy.
Preferred term Microbubbles
Entry term(s) Microbubble
Colloidal Gas Aphrons - Narrower
Concept UI M0506385
Scope note Microbubbles (10-100 micrometers) created by intense stirring of a surfactant solution. (Fuda, E., et al., J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2006 Nov 7;843(2):317-26)
Preferred term Colloidal Gas Aphrons
Entry term(s) Aphron, Colloidal Gas
Aphrons, Colloidal Gas
Colloidal Gas Aphron
Gas Aphron, Colloidal
Gas Aphrons, Colloidal



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