Definition of Percutaneous

1. Adjective. Through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches). "Percutaneous absorption"

Definition of Percutaneous

1. Adjective. Taking place through the skin ¹

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Definition of Percutaneous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Percutaneous

1. Performed through the skin, as injection of radiopacque material in radiological examination or the removal of tissue for biopsy accomplished by a needle. Origin: L. Cutis = skin This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Percutaneous

percussion cap
percussion section
percussion sound
percussion wave
percussive instrument
percussive maintenance
percutaneous (current term)
percutaneous absorption
percutaneous cholangiography
percutaneous nephrostomy
percutaneous stimulation
percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
percutaneous umbilical blood sampling

Literary usage of Percutaneous

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1. Tuberculin in Diagnosis and Treatment by Louis Hamman, Samuel Wolman (1912)
"THE percutaneous TUBERCULIN TEST The totals from the two tables give : Pulmonary tuberculosis, first stage. 18 cases. Reacted 16 = 00 percent. Second stage. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"... process probably induced through the action of a ferment. (Arch.f. exp. Pathol, June 1886.) The percutaneous Injection of Fluids into the Trachea. ..."

3. Handbook of Electro-therapeutics by Wilhelm Heinrich Erb (1883)
"Vesical Spasm ; Causal and Direct Treatment—Paralysis of the Bladder: Various Forms; Pathogenesis ; Causal aud Direct Treatment ; percutaneous and Internal ..."

4. Electricity in the Diseases of Women: With Special Reference to the by George Betton Massey (1890)
"... CHAPTER X. GENERAL percutaneous APPLICATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF NERVOUS WOMEN. IN spite of the frequent causal association of organic disease of the ..."

5. The Clinical Journal (1905)
"... precautions are taken: first, to prepare the patient's skin and the surgeon's hands as if for an open operation; second, in performing the percutaneous ..."

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