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iontophoresis

 [i-on″to-fo-re´sis]
the introduction of ions of soluble salts into the body by an electric current. adj., adj iontophoret´ic.

i·on·to·pho·re·sis

(ī-on'tō-fōr-ē'sis),
Introduction into the tissues, by means of an electric current, of the ions of a chosen medicament.
[ion + G. phorēsis, a carrying]

iontophoresis

/ion·to·pho·re·sis/ (i-on″to-fah-re´sis) the introduction of ions of soluble salts into the body by means of electric current.iontophoret´ic

iontophoresis

(ī-ŏn′tə-fə-rē′sĭs)
n.
The use of an electric current to transport an ionized substance, especially a drug, through the skin.

i·on′to·pho·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.

iontophoresis

[ī·on′tōfôrē′·sis]
Etymology: Gk, ion, going, pherein, to carry
the introduction of ions of soluble salts into the tissues by direct current. Also called galvanoionization, ionophoresis [ī·ō′nō-] , medical ionization.

iontophoresis

Therapeutics A type of transcutaneous drug delivery in which electric current is applied to the skin to enhance absorption of large polar or hydrophilic molecules and peptides–eg, insulin, and control therapeutic delivery. See Transcutaneous drug delivery. Cf Phonophoresis.

ion·to·pho·re·sis

(ī-on'tō-fŏr-ē'sis)
The introduction, by means of electric current, of ions of soluble substances into tissue for therapeutic purposes.
Synonym(s): ionization (3) .
[ion + G. phorēsis, a carrying]

iontophoresis

A little-used method of applying medication to the tissues in ionic form by means of electrodes to which an electric current is applied.

iontophoresis

introduction of drug into tissues by use of electric current

ion·to·pho·re·sis

(ī-on'tō-fŏr-ē'sis)
Introduction into tissues, by electric current, of ions of a medicament.
[ion + G. phorēsis, a carrying]

iontophoresis (īon´tōfôrē´sis),

n the application, by means of an appropriate electrode, of a galvanic current to an ionizable agent in contact with a surface to hasten the movement into the tissue of the ion of opposite charge to that of the electrode. See also ionization.

iontophoresis

the introduction of ions of soluble salts into the body by an electric current as a form of therapy.
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