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 transdermal (audio) , tranz-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Lee used a method called transdermal optical imaging, which measures blood flow in the skin, to see what was behind his son’s neutral facial expression. Christiane Gelitz, Scientific American, "Humans Are Pretty Lousy Lie Detectors," 9 Feb. 2021 Since May, Kindeva, which specializes in micro-needles, inhalers and transdermal drug patches, has seen its employment swell from 900 to more than 1,000 workers, Mann said. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Former 3M med-tech business to get new headquarters in Woodbury," 16 Oct. 2020 There is only limited evidence for the use of transdermal CBD. Jenny Wilkerson,, "Is CBD a rising star or just a popular fad?," 12 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of transdermal

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Transdermal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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 transdermal (audio) \ adverb

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