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electroporation therapyTherapeutics A form of drug delivery that generates electrical pulses via an electrode placed in a tumor to enhance the ability of a chemotherapeutic–eg, bleomycin to enter tumor cells involves using electric fields to open pores in human cells to allow easier and more efficient entrance of beneficial pharmaceutical products or genes. See Drug delivery, Iontophoresis.
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e·lec·tro·po·ra·tion ther·a·py(EPT) (ĕ-lek'trō-pōr-ā'shŭn thār'ă-pē)
Investigational therapy involving use of electric fields to open pores in human cells; provides for easier and more efficient entry of genes or pharmaceutical products.
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