transdermal(redirected from transdermally)
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Related to transdermally: Transdermal Drug Delivery System
Through or by way of the skin: transdermal inoculation.
(Medicine) (of a medicine) entering the bloodstream by absorption through the skin
[C20: from trans- + dermal]
trans•der•mal(trænsˈdɜr məl, trænz-)
1. Also, trans•der′mic. transcutaneous.
2. (of a medication) applied to the skin, usu. as part of an adhesive patch, for absorption into the bloodstream.
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|Adj.||1.||transdermal - through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches); "transdermal estrogen"; "percutaneous absorption"|