trans·​der·​mal | \ tran(t)s-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce transdermal (audio) , tranz- \

Definition of transdermal

: relating to, being, or supplying a medication in a form for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream transdermal drug delivery transdermal nitroglycerin transdermal nicotine patch

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transdermally \ tran(t)s-​ˈdər-​mə-​lē How to pronounce transdermally (audio) , tranz-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web The most successful of these was a transdermal patch called Duragesic, which allowed for the slow, controlled release of fentanyl in patients with chronic pain. Alex W. Palmer, New York Times, "The China Connection: How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring," 17 Oct. 2019 The opioid drugs in question were a tablet called Nucynta (divested since 2015) and Duragesic, a transdermal fentanyl patch. Ellen Florian, Fortune, "What the Sackler Offer and the J&J Opioid Verdict Tell Us About the Next Big Test for Drugmakers—an Ohio Trial in October," 27 Aug. 2019 One is testing nicotine transdermal patches to reduce symptoms in those with mild cognitive impairment. San Diego Union-Tribune, "USC and UC San Diego try to move on after painful fight over Alzheimer’s institute," 18 Aug. 2019 In a new study, researchers at the University of Toronto figured out a way to accurately measure blood pressure with your cellphone's camera by developing a technology known as transdermal optical imaging (TOI). Fox News, "Selfies could measure your blood pressure, scientists discover," 8 Aug. 2019 Panoz invented the transdermal patch, then went on to create the Petit Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing," 18 Oct. 2018 Scientists at the University of Washington and Harbor-UCLA are running clinical trials for other methods—a pill, a transdermal gel, and an injection—that would temporarily inhibit sperm production. Danielle Friedman, Glamour, "Why Male Birth Control Should Exist, According to These Four Men," 20 Aug. 2018 Its founder, Jens Hansen is most known for developing the Nicorette transdermal patch and Taclonex ointment for psoriasis. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Danish transdermal drug company opens North American office in San Diego," 25 Apr. 2018 There’s hundreds of strains, hundreds of products: oils, tinctures, capsules, transdermal patches. Matthew Ormseth,, "Medical Marijuana's Success In Connecticut Brings Renewed Calls For More Growers," 20 Apr. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Transdermal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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trans·​der·​mal | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˈdər-məl, ˌtranz- How to pronounce transdermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of transdermal

: relating to, being, or supplying a medication in a form for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream transdermal drug delivery a transdermal nicotine patch

Other Words from transdermal

transdermally \ -​ē How to pronounce transdermally (audio) \ adverb

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