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top·i·cal

 (tŏp′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being of current interest or relevance: topical issues.
2. Medicine Relating to, applied to, or affecting a localized area of the body, especially of the skin: a topical anesthetic.
3. Of, arranged by, or relating to a particular topic or topics: a topical concordance to the Bible.
n.
A topical anesthetic.

[From Greek topikos, from topos, place.]

top′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
top′i·cal·ly adv.
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topical

(ˈtɒpɪkəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or constituting current affairs
2. relating to a particular place; local
3. of or relating to a topic or topics
4. (Medicine) (of a drug, ointment, etc) for application to the body surface; local
topicality n
ˈtopically adv
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top•i•cal

(ˈtɒp ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or dealing with matters of current or local interest.
2. pertaining to the subject of a discourse, composition, etc.
3. of a place; local.
4. Med. on the skin or external surface: a topical ointment.
[1580–90; < Greek topik(ós) local, pertaining to commonplaces (see topo-, -ic) + -al1]
top′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.topical - pertaining to the surface of a body parttopical - pertaining to the surface of a body part; "a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
local - affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
2.topical - of or relating to or arranged by topicstopical - of or relating to or arranged by topics; "a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis"
3.topical - of interest at the present timetopical - of interest at the present time; "a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
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topical

adjective current, popular, contemporary, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, newsworthy They discuss topical issues within a Christian framework.
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topical

adjective
Of, constituting, or relating to a theme or themes:
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Translations
آني الأهَمِيَّهمَوْضِعِيّ
aktuální
aktuel
ajankohtainen
aktualan
aktuális
mál dagsins, òaî sem er efst á baugi
時事的な
시사문제를 다룬
aktualen
aktuell
güncelgüncel aktüel
có tính thời sự

topical

[ˈtɒpɪkəl] ADJ
1. (= of current interest) → de interés actual, de actualidad
a highly topical questionun tema de gran actualidad
topical talkcharla f sobre cuestiones del día
2. (US) → local
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topical

[ˈtɒpɪkəl] adjd'actualité
a topical issue → un sujet d'actualité
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topical

adj
problem, speech, eventaktuell; he made a few topical remarks/allusionser ging kurz auf aktuelle Geschehnisse ein/spielte kurz auf aktuelle Geschehnisse an
(= according to subject) topical indexSachregister nt
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topical

[ˈtɒpɪkl] adjd'attualità
a highly topical question → un argomento di grande attualità
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topic

(ˈtopik) noun
something spoken or written about; a subject. They discussed the weather and other topics.
ˈtopical adjective
of interest at the present time.
ˈtopically adverb
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topical

مَوْضِعِيّ aktuální aktuel aktuell επίκαιρος de actualidad ajankohtainen actuel aktualan attuale 時事的な 시사문제를 다룬 actueel dagsaktuell aktualny atual актуальный aktuell เกี่ยวกับเรื่องที่ได้รับความสนใจในขณะนั้น güncel có tính thời sự 热门的
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top·i·cal

a. tópico-a, rel. a un área localizada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

topical

adj tópico
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References in periodicals archive ?
This platform was designed to enable drug substances to be entrapped in porous silica microcapsules in order to address the limitations of topical drug delivery by stabilizing active drug ingredients, extending drug delivery time and reducing potential irritation caused by direct application to the skin.
There is a need for topical drug which should be comparable in efficacy to topical steroids and devoid of adverse effects resulting from long term use of topical steroids.
(3) The firm predicts that the topical drug delivery market will grow to $125.88 billion by 2021, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4%.
The company is advancing its own portfolio of products to treat skin and eye conditions and is collaborating with other pharmaceutical companies to unlock the full potential of their active pharmaceutical ingredients in new topical drug candidates.
The topical drug could potentially become an alternative to Viagra pill, which is only effective in 60 to 70 percent of patients with erectile dysfunction.
Pregnant and breastfeeding patients and patients using systemic immunosuppressives, any topical drug, or other drugs for vitiligo were excluded from the study.
Plex's cataracts program is focused on developing a novel topical drug candidate to treat and/or delay the progression of cataracts.
Kaur, "Topical drug delivery systems: a patent review," Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, vol.
Emulgel, mixture of emulsion and gel, is relatively a new and novel topical drug delivery system which has many advantages and potential uses in dermatology.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Rabi'I 19, 1437, December 30, 2015, SPA -- Formulating drugs as liquid salts may help limit the toxicity of some topical drug formulations, while also making them more effective, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, according to UPI.
The ring's topical drug delivery has critical advantages over oral therapy.