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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.
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(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]
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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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Another option is iontophoresis. Hands or feet are placed in a pan of water, then a direct current is introduced to block sweat production.
Other treatments that the orthopaedist may recommend include using splints, plantar iontophoresis (using an electric current to get an applied drug into the foot), extra-corporeal shock wave therapy and surgery.Dr Flo, what is the cause of the stench/odour on my testicles and the dirty substance that comes out of them each time?
Iontophoresis is one of the major applications for which stimulation therapies are used.
Iontophoresis has been around since the 1950s, is effective, has few side effects, and is considered first-line treatment for severe palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.
(5) However, these are yet to be proven effective in large scale studies and although new iontophoresis protocols have shown promise, further research is needed.
Features of the new Macroduct Advanced include a touch screen user interface with built-in step-by-step graphical instructions that further standardize pilocarpine iontophoresis and sweat collection for optimum results.
Iontophoresis using polar charged antibiotic compounds such as penicillin and gentamycin which are pulsed across avascular membranes was advocated by Greminger.
The dermatology department is performing the following procedures on daily basis Microdermabrasion, Iontophoresis, Ultraviolet B, Narrow band, Photo therapy, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, cautry, intensive pulse light.
Subjects were provided three treatments of either EGP-437 iontophoresis treatment or a placebo iontophoresis treatment.
Visulex-P is based on passive diffusion to deliver small molecules such as most generic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents whereas Visulex-I, its complementary technology for macromolecule delivery, is based on electroosmosis which employs ocular iontophoresis.