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Microbubbles MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Microbubbles
Tree Number(s)
E07.553
Unique ID
D045423
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D045423
Annotation
coordinate with CONTRAST MEDIA, specific diagnostic technique or therapeutic technique if pertinent
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.
Entry Term(s)
Colloidal Gas Aphrons
Previous Indexing
Acoustics (1973-2003)
Contrast Media (1973-2003)
See Also
Microspheres
Public MeSH Note
2004
History Note
2004
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2015/03/31
Microbubbles Preferred
Colloidal Gas Aphrons Narrower
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