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Microbubbles

"Microbubbles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Microbubbles" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Microbubbles" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 81 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2012
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