intradermal

adjective

in·​tra·​der·​mal ˌin-trə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce intradermal (audio)
-(ˌ)trä-
: situated, occurring, or done within or between the layers of the skin
also : administered by entering the skin
intradermal injections
intradermally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Koopmans said the group is planning to test whether intradermal vaccine administration would improve results, once it has been cleared to conduct the study. Helen Branswell, STAT, 6 Sep. 2022 Some clinics aren't yet trained in this injection method, and hesitation about intradermal administration from the vaccine manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic, has also fueled confusion. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 18 Aug. 2022 However, the agency cautioned there was a higher risk of local reactions, such as redness, and thickening or discoloration of the skin after intradermal injections. Fox News, 2 Sep. 2022 The state’s vaccine clinics have held training sessions for nurses because many have no recent experience with intradermal injections. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2022 This intradermal approach is thought to spur a stronger immune reaction so that less vaccine is needed in each shot. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2022 But as of last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the intradermal method as part of a dose-stretching strategy. Sun Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 Early research has indicated that — for an illness that exhibits symptoms on the surface of the skin, like monkeypox — lower-dose intradermal vaccinations are just as effective as higher doses administered further subcutaneously, Rupp explained. Anastasia Hufham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 It should be noted that in that trial, the fractional doses were administered by intramuscular injections, not intradermal. Helen Branswell, STAT, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intradermal was circa 1900

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“Intradermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intradermal. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

intradermal

adjective
in·​tra·​der·​mal ˌin-trə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce intradermal (audio)
ˌin-(ˌ)trä-
: situated or done within or between the layers of the skin
intradermally adverb

Medical Definition

intradermal

adjective
in·​tra·​der·​mal ˌin-trə-ˈdər-məl, -(ˌ)trä- How to pronounce intradermal (audio)
: situated, occurring, or done within or between the layers of the skin
also : administered by entering the skin
intradermal injections
intradermally adverb
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