in·​tra·​na·​sal | \ ˌin-trə-ˈnā-zəl How to pronounce intranasal (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intranasal

: lying within or administered by way of the nasal structures

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intranasally \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈnāz-​lē How to pronounce intranasally (audio) , -​ˈnā-​zə-​ , -​(ˌ)trä-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Thanks in part to Shah’s work, an intranasal version of the drug is expected to receive FDA approval as soon as next year. Alice Levitt, Vox, "I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.," 24 July 2018 However, oral or intranasal forms of ketamine are also used illegally as a street (or recreational) drug, and are known to cause hallucinations , Abagyan said. Fox News, "Can the pain medication ketamine also relieve depression?," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of intranasal

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Intranasal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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in·​tra·​na·​sal | \ -ˈnā-zəl How to pronounce intranasal (audio) \

Medical Definition of intranasal

: lying within or administered by way of the nasal structures

Other Words from intranasal

intranasally \ -​ˈnāz(-​ə)-​lē How to pronounce intranasally (audio) \ adverb

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