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mi·cron·ize

 (mī′krə-nīz′)
tr.v. mi·cron·ized, mi·cron·iz·ing, mi·cron·iz·es
To reduce to particles that are only a few microns in diameter.
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micronize

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌnaɪz) or

micronise

vb (tr)
(Chemical Engineering) to reduce (a material) to a very fine powder, esp to particles only a few microns in diameter
ˌmicroniˈzation, ˌmicroniˈsation n
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The micronization process is characterized by intensive milling in which the proportion of agglomerates is significantly reduced.
(54.) Daga A, Horn MB, Kottwitz LBM and LO De Farina Bromatological and mycotoxin analysis on soybean meal before and after the industrial process of micronization. Ciencia Rural, 2015; 45(7): 1336-1341.
Micronization helps, but nanoparticles pose potential hazards, the extent of which has not been yet determined.
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Modifying the physical properties of drug molecules can result in increased bioavailability: Co-crystallization is a technique for solubility enhancement; micronization and nanonization both approach the issue of improving bioavailability by reducing drug particle size; and complexation can affect a given molecule's solubility and thus its bioavailability.
Numerous conventional and newly developed techniques are available to synthesized inhalable carrier particles such as micronization and blending, spray-drying (SD), spray-freeze drying (SFD), freeze drying (FD), supercritical fluid (SCF), supercritical antisolvent (SAS), ultrasound assisted antisolvent (UAS), and most advance techniques like high-volume production methods, that is, electrospinning [11, 14].