transdermal

adjective
trans·​der·​mal | \tran(t)s-ˈdər-məl, 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, tranz-​ \ adverb

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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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "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, courant.com, "Medical Marijuana's Success In Connecticut Brings Renewed Calls For More Growers," 20 Apr. 2018 Vape pens that use a cartridge of concentrate, oils and even a transdermal patch that can be placed directly on the body. David Anderson, The Aegis, "No medical marijuana dispensaries in Harford yet, but two could be on the way," 1 Mar. 2018 The association was strongest for high-potency drugs like oxycodone and for long-acting drugs like methadone and transdermal fentanyl. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Opioids Tied to Risk of Fatal Infections," 21 Feb. 2018 Published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the research looked at ten adult males and initiated body sweat through a substance secreted through a transdermal patch, as opposed to just getting sweaty in nature. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "Athleta Is Hosting Free Meditation Classes All Week Long," 7 Aug. 2017 It's often administered via injection or transdermal patch, or in lozenge form for pain after surgery, for difficult-to-manage chronic pain and for people who have developed a tolerance to other opioids. Nadia Kounang, CNN, "Mother sees hope amid opioid crisis," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of transdermal

1944, in the meaning defined above

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transdermal

adjective
trans·​der·​mal | \ˌtran(t)s-ˈdər-məl, ˌtranz- \

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 \ adverb

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