Definition of Iontophoresis

1. Noun. Therapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues.




Definition of Iontophoresis

1. Noun. (medicine) A treatment in which electrodes are put in contact with tissue and a voltage is applied in order to introduce an ionized medication ¹

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Definition of Iontophoresis

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Medical Definition of Iontophoresis

1. Movement of ions as a result of an applied electric field. For example the delivery of a charged molecule from the end of a micropipette without hydraulic flow. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iontophoresis

ionophoresis
ionophoretic
ionosonde
ionosondes
ionosphere
ionospheres
ionospheric
ionospheric wave
ionospherically
ionospherist
ionospherists
ionotropic
ionotropy
ions
iontophoreses
iontophoresis (current term)
iontophoretic
iontotherapy
iopamidol
iopanoic acid
iopentol
iophendylate
iophenoic acid
iophenoxic acid
iophobia
iopidine
iopromide
ioqua
ioqua shell
ioquas

Literary usage of Iontophoresis

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1907)
"iontophoresis. IT is possible to cause substances to penetrate through the ... This conception of iontophoresis differs from the old notion of cataphoresis. ..."

2. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Recently zinc iontophoresis has been recommended in treatment of hay ... Zinc or copper iontophoresis has been employed in the past for indolent ulcers. ..."

3. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Preventive Medicine by Bernard Fantus, William Augustus Evans, G. Koehler (1917)
"iontophoresis in Ophthalmology. This subject is discussed by F. Stocker.6 He finds ... The action of zinc iontophoresis is a double one: in the first place, ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Local application of nicotine, whether by pressure-ejection or by iontophoresis, depressed the spontaneous discharge of Purkinje neurons in a reversible and ..."

5. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"Purulent keratitis has been successfully treated by zinc iontophoresis.1 Darier recommends scarlet red in the treatment of infected ulcers (5 per cent, ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1909)
"The theory of iontophoresis is shortly this. There are two kinds of electrical conductors: (i) Metals and metalloids; (2) solutions of salts, acids, ..."

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