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iontophoresis

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noun ion·to·pho·re·sis \(ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈrē-səs\

Definition of iontophoresis

plural ion·to·pho·re·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

ion·to·pho·ret·ic play \-ˈre-tik\ adjective
ion·to·pho·ret·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of iontophoresis

New Latin, from ionto- ion (from Greek iont-, iōn, present participle of ienai) + -phoresis


First Known Use: 1909


Medical Dictionary

iontophoresis

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noun ion·to·pho·re·sis \(ˌ)ī-ˌänt-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs\

Medical Definition of iontophoresis

plural ion·to·pho·re·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

  2. ion·to·pho·rese \-ˈrēs\play transitive verb, ion·to·pho·resed ion·to·pho·res·ing
    ion·to·pho·ret·ic \-ˈret-ik\play adjective
    ion·to·pho·ret·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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