iontophoresis

noun ion·to·pho·re·sis \ (ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈrē-səs \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of iontophoresis

plural iontophoreses play \(ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈrē-ˌsēz\
: the introduction of an ionized substance (such as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

iontophoretic

play \(ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈre-tik\ adjective

iontophoretically

play \(ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈre-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of iontophoresis

borrowed from German Iontophorese, from ionto-, combining form representing Ion ion (borrowed from Greek iont-, iṓn, present participle of iénai "to go"+ -o- -o- + -phorese -phoresis — more at 1issue


Medical Dictionary

iontophoresis

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

medical Definition of iontophoresis

plural iontophoreses play \-ˌsēz\
: the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

iontophorese

play \-ˈrēs\ transitive verb iontophoresed; iontophoresing

iontophoretic

play \-ˈret-ik\ adjective

iontophoretically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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