pellicle

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thin protective membrane in some protozoa

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18) Acquired pellicle formation begins within minutes of a professional prophylaxis; within 1 hour, microorganisms attach to the pellicle.
Minocycline may etch the tooth surface through long-term contact by attaching to glycoproteins in the acquired pellicle.
Another factor that influences biofilm development is the presence of an acquired pellicle (AP) on the denture material surface.
1989), where it is thought that tetracycline attaches to the glycoproteins in acquired pellicles.
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