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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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(Medicine) med relating to iontophoresis
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(1975) The number of transmitter molecules in a quantum: an estimate from iontophoretic application of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular synapse.
Finally, to evaluate penile skin microcirculation, the electrode was positioned on the base of the penis to perform iontophoretic ACh delivery, as described above and in a previous work (19).
In [11], the presented model was derived from the work of diffusion in a punctual iontophoretic source where the lineal term of absorption is replaced by a nonlinear expression that describes a Michaelis-Menten kinetic given by a constant [V.sub.m], the Michaelis-Menten constant [K.sub.m].
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