[ ahy-on-tuh-fuh-ree-sis ]
/ aɪˌɒn tə fəˈri sɪs /
a painless alternative to drug injection in which a weak electrical current is used to stimulate drug-carrying ions to pass through intact skin.
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Origin of iontophoresis
OTHER WORDS FROM iontophoresisi·on·to·pho·ret·ic [ahy-on-tuh-fuh-ret-ik], /aɪˌɒn tə fəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby iontophoresis
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British Dictionary definitions for iontophoresis
/ (aɪˌɒntəʊfəˈriːsɪs) /
biochem a technique for studying neurotransmitters in the brain by the application of experimental solutions to the tissues through fine glass electrodes
Word Origin for iontophoresis
C20: from Greek iont-, ion, from ienai to go + -phoresis
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Medical definitions for iontophoresis
[ ī-ŏn′tə-fə-rē′sĭs ]
The use of an electric current to introduce the ions of a medicament into bodily tissues.ionization
Other words from iontophoresisi•on′to•pho•ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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