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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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