iontophoresis


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i·on·to·pho·re·sis

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

[From Greek ion, iont-, something that goes; see ion + -phoresis.]

i·on′to·pho·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.

iontophoresis

(aɪˌɒntəʊfəˈriːsɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) 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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iontophoresis - therapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
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iontophoresis

n iontoforesis f
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In contrast to other transdermal drug delivery technologies being developed, iontophoresis is a well established technology that is unique in its ability to control the flux of drug through the skin for either topical or systemic drug delivery applications.
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The device uses the process of iontophoresis to carry a combination of the local anesthetic lidocaine and vasoconstrictor epinephrine, which localizes the anesthetic effect, from a patch through the skin layer and into the underlying tissue by way of a mild electrical current.
Iontophoresis is a technology that delivers pharmaceuticals transdermally using electric current to ionize drug molecules and propel them through the skin.
The device uses the process of iontophoresis to carry a combination of the pain killer lidocaine and epinephrine, which localizes the anesthetic effect, from a patch through the skin layer and into the underlying tissue by way of a mild electrical current.
Iontophoresis is a non-invasive process for actively transporting drugs through the skin and into underlying tissue.
In addition, IOMED will maintain its field-sales support, and will continue to distribute its core iontophoresis product lines through its existing network of independent sales agents and specialty distributors.
The use of iontophoresis to deal with pain associated with skin punctures (e.
This patent covers a method to treat eye conditions using EyeGate's patented dexamethasone phosphate pharmaceutical formulation delivered by ocular iontophoresis.
This report explores the dynamic market for transdermal drug patches, iontophoresis devices, dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, and nebulizers.
Additionally, there is an Appendix about "Medications Delivered by Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis", a glossary, references and and an index at the end of the book.