iontophoresis


ion·to·pho·re·sis

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

Definition of IONTOPHORESIS

:  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 \-ˈre-tik\ adjective
ion·to·pho·ret·i·cal·ly \-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

ion·to·pho·re·sis

noun \(ˌ)ī-ˌänt-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ion·to·pho·re·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of IONTOPHORESIS

: the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current
ion·to·pho·rese \-ˈrēs\ transitive verb, ion·to·pho·resed ion·to·pho·res·ing
ion·to·pho·ret·ic \-ˈret-ik\ adjective
ion·to·pho·ret·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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