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transdermal

 [trans-der´mal]
entering through the dermis, or skin, as in administration of a drug applied to the skin in ointment or patch form. See also percutaneous. Called also transcutaneous.

transdermal

/trans·der·mal/ (-der´m'l) entering through the dermis, or skin, as in administration of a drug via ointment or patch.

transdermal

(trăns-dûr′məl, trănz-)
adj.
Through or by way of the skin: transdermal inoculation.

transdermal

adjective Referring to a medication applied topically (to the skin) and absorbed systemically.
 
noun A generic term for any agent administered topically and meant to be absorbed to manage systemic disease.

trans·der·mal

(trans.) (trans-dĕr'măl)
Entering through the dermis or skin, as in administration of a drug applied to the skin in ointment or patch form.
Synonym(s): topical administration.

trans·der·mal

(trans-dĕr'măl)
Entering through the dermis or skin.
Synonym(s): topical administration.

transdermal

across the skin, particularly with reference to the absorption of drugs applied topically for systemic effect.

transdermal patch
a drug-impregnated adhesive patch applied to the skin for controlled release of the active compound. See also fentanyl.