microiontophoresis

noun

mi·​cro·​ion·​to·​pho·​re·​sis -(ˌ)ī-ˌänt-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce microiontophoresis (audio)
plural microiontophoreses -ˌsēz How to pronounce microiontophoresis (audio)
: a process for observing or recording the effect of an ionized substance on nerve cells that involves inserting a double micropipette into the brain close to a nerve cell, injecting an ionized fluid through one barrel of the pipette, and using a concentrated saline solution in the other tube as an electrical conductor to pick up and transmit back to an oscilloscope any change in neural activity
microiontophoretic adjective
microiontophoretically adverb

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“Microiontophoresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microiontophoresis. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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