Iontophoretic

iontophoresis

[ahy-on-tuh-fuh-ree-sis]
noun
a painless alternative to drug injection in which a weak electrical current is used to stimulate drug-carrying ions to pass through intact skin.

Origin:
1905–10; < Greek iont- (stem of iṓn), present participle of iénai to go (cf. ion) + -o- -o- + phorē-, verbid stem of phoreîn to carry (akin to phérein; see bear1) + -sis -sis

iontophoretic [ahy-on-tuh-fuh-ret-ik] , adjective
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iontophoresis (aɪˌɒntəʊfəˈriːsɪs)
 
n
biochem a technique for studying neurotransmitters in the brain by the application of experimental solutions to the tissues through fine glass electrodes
 
[C20: from Greek iont-, ion, from ienai to go + -phoresis]

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iontophoresis i·on·to·pho·re·sis (ī-ŏn'tə-fə-rē'sĭs)
n.
The use of an electric current to introduce the ions of a medicament into bodily tissues. Also called ionization.


i·on'to·pho·ret'ic (-rět'ĭk) adj.
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