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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

(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

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.

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]