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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]
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Penile skin ACh iontophoresis induced significant, current-related increases in microvascular CVC (before and after SIL administration), and CVC was significantly higher after SIL administration than before SIL administration in both healthy controls and hypertensive subjects (Figure 1).
Hand randomization for each patient was carried out through flipping a coin to receive six monthly scheduled triamcinolone acetonide (Sina Darou, Iran) iontophoresis treatment sessions either on the right or on the left hand target nails and daily application of calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate ointment (Leo Pharma, Ltd) for six months on the other hand.
Serrao, "Randomized controlled trial comparing transepithelial corneal cross-linking using iontophoresis with the Dresden protocol in progressive keratoconus," Ophthalmology, vol.
Iontophoresis is based on the constant electric current to run charged drug molecules over the skin by means of electrophoresis as well as electroosmosis [7].
Pain threshold was measured using the potassium iontophoresis method.
Shore, "Skin blood flow responses to the iontophoresis of acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside in man: possible mechanisms," Journal of Physiology, vol.
Tap water iontophoresis is an effective method of treatment for primary palmoplantar and axillary hyperhidrosis in paediatric patients.
(27.) Anroop B, Ghosh B, Parcha V, Khanam J, Transdermal delivery of atenolol: effect of prodrugs and iontophoresis, Curr Drug Deliv 6(3), 280-90, 2009.
Russo et al (21) (1980) did a study comparing physical methods, such as iontophoresis and injection of lignocaine for dermal analgesia.
Patients will receive three treatments of either EGP-437 iontophoresis treatment or a placebo iontophoresis treatment.
They found that applying a tiny electric current -- a process called iontophoresis -- made the anesthetics more effective.