- a painless alternative to drug injection in which a weak electrical current is used to stimulate drug-carrying ions to pass through intact skin.
Origin of iontophoresis
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- biochem a technique for studying neurotransmitters in the brain by the application of experimental solutions to the tissues through fine glass electrodes
C20: from Greek iont-, ion, from ienai to go + -phoresis
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- The use of an electric current to introduce the ions of a medicament into bodily tissues.ionization
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