Medical Dictionary

microiontophoresis

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

Medical Definition of microiontophoresis

plural

microiontophoreses

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  1. :  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

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microiontophoretically

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