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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 ?
Therefore topical therapy remains first line and search for an ideal topical agent for the treatment of pityriasis versicolor continues.
Multiple studies have shown that menthol may share sites for the modulatory action of the GABA type a receptors along with propofol, which is an intravenously induced anaesthetic, therefore, menthol is a moderately potent anaesthetic inducing general anaesthesia.4 When used as a topical agent, Vaporub cause blood vessels to dilate which increases the blood flow and causes loss of heat which helps relieve symptoms of headache.
We believe WP1220 may be ideally suited as a topical agent to inhibit STAT3 and therefore could potentially become a valuable new drug for the treatment of CTCL."A request for CTA in Poland is the equivalent of a request for Investigational New Drug status in the U.S.
A topical agent for reducing skin pigmentation, Hydroquinone, according to different studies, may act as a carcinogen in rodents.
A recent pilot randomised control trial demonstrated that topical Kanuka honey decreases objective morbidity of psoriasis lesions compared to traditional aqueous cream, a currently recommended topical agent [13].
In chronic cases, especially those involving the skin, an anti-yeast medication--topical or pill--is added to the topical agent."
* Xclair [R] (MAS065D): Two studies showed a benefit of Xclair versus a control topical agent on erythema, burning, and desquamation, but the sample sizes were too small to recommend this for practice.
Since 150 g of the topical agent is required to effectively cover a burned area of 20x40 cm, the costs were calculated as follows: (i) tulle gras (Jelonet; Smith & Nephew) + mupirocin + chlorhexidine, R134.95 (i.e.
The fact that the molecule helps to protect the skin from UV damage and inhibits collagen breakdown, in addition to its small size and hydrophobicity suggest the possible utilisation of the substance as a topical agent to assist in reducing skin ageing.
If some one is suffering from Bacterial Vaginosis, garlic can be used by him effectively as a topical agent to heal the irritations.
However, the choice of dressing or topical agent should be based on assessment of skin and ulcer condition, treatment objective, dressing characteristics, previous positive effect of particular dressing, dressing or a topical agent's indications and contraindications for use, risk of adverse events and patient preference.
This has been shown to produce a firming effect on the skin, (26) and, based on clinical reports, it may be the first topical agent that can help firm sagging skin directly.